Dutch Star Signs For Boro
Marvin Emnes has signed for Middlesbrough FC for a fee of £3.2m.
oneBoro brought you the news on Monday that Emnes may be signed if the price is right, and it turns out the price was right!
The 20 year old has signed a 4 year deal and has completed his medical and agreed personal terms.
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Southgate said "We feel we have signed an exciting young player in Marvin.
"Last season was his breakthrough year at Sparta Rotterdam and he ended the campaign with a flurry, scoring eight goals in his final 10 games.
"He can play anywhere across the front line, so he has versatility to go with pace, energy and technical skills.
"Marvin is very enthusiastic about coming to England and the challenge of Premier League football.
"He also fits the profile of the sort of players we want at Middlesbrough, in that he is a young player with hunger, energy and pace."
"There was a lot of interest in Marvin and I know that both Ajax and Feyenoord were keen," he said.
"But we got ahead of both to complete the signing of a player who I hope can excite our fans.
"He is just the sort of talented, young player that I feel we need to be attracting to the club, so I am delighted."