Whitecaps sign Dutch striker

first_imgVancouver Whitecaps have signed Dutch striker Marvin Emnes for Turkish club Akhisar Belediyespor on a free transfer.The former Swansea City forward has joined the Major League Soccer outfit on a contract that runs till the end of 2018 but the club have an option to extend it until 2020.Emnes has scored 50 goals in 301 appearances in the Dutch Eredivisie, the English Premier League and Football League Championship (second division in England), and most recently played for Akhisar Belediyespor.After a somewhat impressive campaign with Blackburn Rovers in the Sky Bet Championship where he scored four goals and provided another seven, the Dutchman was snapped up by the Turkish Super Lig club but failed to make any positive impact and his three-year deal with them was terminated early.Despite not having played a competitive fixture since December 2017, the Whitecaps hope his experience can aid them in their push for the playoffs.Vancouver director: Alphonso Davies is a lot like Mbappe Andrew Smyth – November 22, 2018 Bayern Munich’s new signing Alphonso Davies is very similar to Kylian Mbappe, says Vancouver Whitecaps’ youth academy director Craig DalrympleThe 18-year-old winger arrives at…“Marvin is a quick attacking player who’s comfortable on either wing as striker,” said head coach Carl Robinson, according to ProSoccerUsa.“He is dangerous one-v-one, and his experience will be valuable in our locker room. He will be another option to our attack as we push for a playoff spot.”“It means a lot to me to get the chance to play in MLS, and to experience that with a club like Vancouver Whitecaps FC after my years in Europe,” said Emnes. “I’d like to thank the coach for giving me this opportunity, and I look forward to working with the players and staff, as well as playing in front of the fans. Let’s get to work and push for the playoffs.”The Whitecaps will be back in action September 15 against Seattle Sounders. The Whitecaps have added additional seats to this match to meet increased ticket demands as a spot for the playoffs is on the line.last_img

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