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Milan midfield boosted by Emanuelson

Published: Sunday 23 January 2011, 17.30CET
AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani said Urby Emanuelson "is the player we needed" after the Rossoneri signed the 24-year-old midfielder from AFC Ajax for an undisclosed fee.
Milan midfield boosted by Emanuelson
Urby Emanuelson (left) impressed for Ajax in his two matches against Milan in the group stage ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 23 January 2011, 17.30CET

Milan midfield boosted by Emanuelson

AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani said Urby Emanuelson "is the player we needed" after the Rossoneri signed the 24-year-old midfielder from AFC Ajax for an undisclosed fee.

AC Milan have signed Netherlands midfielder Urby Emanuelson from AFC Ajax for an undisclosed fee.

Emanuelson, who was a UEFA European Under-21 Championship winner in 2006 and has been capped 12 times at senior level, is a product of the prestigious Ajax academy. The 24-year-old's contract with the Amsterdam club, for whom he made his debut in 2005, was due to expire in the summer.

"He is the player we needed," said Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani. "He is a left-sided midfielder but can also play at left-back. We could have had him for free in the summer but instead we decided to pay a fee to Ajax to get him immediately."

The Rossoneri face Tottenham Hotspur FC in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 on 15 February and 9 March but Emanuelson will not be eligible having already played six UEFA Champions League group matches this term – including two against Milan – as Ajax finished third in their section.

Last updated: 23/01/11 17.33CET

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