Who is Urby Emanuelson; this object of Merseyside affection

urby emanuelsonUrby Emanuelson is a 24 year old Dutch footballer who currently plays for AFC Ajax, he mainly plays on the left of midfield but can also be deployed as an attacking option or on the left side of defence. Although no spring chicken, Emanuelson remains the right side of 25 and should he find himself in the Premier League he has plenty of time to establish himself as a another great Dutch import.

Emanuelson’s most impressive attributes are his dribbling and his blistering pace, these coupled has proven him to be potent in attack and a great outlet for his Ajax team. The Dutch man’s talent is unquestionable, he is another product of the much famed Ajax youth system and has been capped 11 times for his country. It seems little wonder that he is gaining the attention of the biggest clubs around Europe.

It is reported that the Ajax player is being chased by no less than 14 clubs, including Liverpool, Everton and Birmingham City. “The 24-year-old refused to sign a contract extension with the Dutch giants, and the club has confirmed the player will be leaving when his current deal expires next summer.” The perfect opportunity has arisen for Premier League clubs to acquire a very talented individual at a cut price.

According to Emanuelson’ agent Brian Berkleef, the Dutch midfielder has his heart set on staying at Ajax until the end of the season. It is reported that Emanuelson is completely committed to Ajax until the end of the season. Berkleef says “a transfer in the winter break is not an option. He wants to leave Ajax in a good way, hopefully with a title and he will put in 1,000 per cent to help make that happen.” It appears Premier League clubs will have to wait if they are serious about landing the midfielder.

However, stories on the internet would have us believe that contrary to Berkleef’s understanding, Everton are keen to add to their squad in January and Emanuelson tops their Christmas wish list. The price will appeal to Bill Kenwright, Everton chairman too as Emanelson is available for free next summer. A January bid in the region of £4m would arguably prove sufficient as Ajax try to make at least small amount on one of their prized assets.

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