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Owls sign Urby Emanuelson

6 September 2016

The Owls have signed Holland international Urby Emanuelson, subject to international clearance.

The free agent joins ahead of this Saturday’s Championship clash with Wigan.

Emanuelson is a versatile performer down the left side, adept as a full back, wing back or winger.

And the 30-year-old arrives at Hillsborough with excellent credentials having risen through the academy ranks of Dutch giants Ajax to play 171 first team games.

Emanuelson moved to AC Milan in January 2011 and helped the Italian big hitters to their first Serie A title in seven years, posting 75 appearances overall.

Two years later, he switched to these shores, joining then Premier League Fulham on loan and debuting against Manchester United.

A return to Serie A beckoned next, with Emanuelson signing for Roma before moving to Verona.

On the international stage, he has 16 senior caps for Holland after representing his country at the Under-20s World Cup and Under-21 Championship, the latter of which the Netherlands won and Emanuelson was named in the Team of the Tournament.

The versatile Dutchman will wear shirt number 26 for the Owls.

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