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Emanuel Emegha had contact with a Dutch top club last summer, the 21-year-old attacker of the Dutch Juniors reveals in an extensive interview with Football International. The Hague striker himself was keen to return to the Eredivisie, but his agent did not believe in the story of the unnamed interested club.

After a good season at Sturm Graz in Austria, Strasbourg paid no less than 13 million euros last summer to acquire Emegha until 2028. Bee Racing the Dutch youth international is a regular starter this season under Patrick Vieira. In 25 official matches for Strasbourg, Emegha scored 8 goals and 2 assists.

According to journalist Süleyman Öztürk, Emegha laughed out loud when he was asked about interest from Dutch top clubs. “I don't want to spread a story. It's fine this way.” The striker then acknowledged that he had been in contact with a major club from his native country. “Yes, I believed in the story, but my agent did not. And he was completely right. Absolutely.”

It remains unclear which club Emegha has spoken to. The Austrian Laola 1 the right leg was linked to Feyenoord at the beginning of July. Emegha is represented by agent agency Prime11, which mainly has youth players from the Rotterdam club under contract.

Emegha explains why he ultimately chose Strasbourg. According to the attacker with Nigerian roots, his decision has nothing to do with the collaboration that the French club has with Chelsea. “My choice was mainly based on the trainer. I didn't go to Strasbourg because of Chelsea. They have the option to buy me, but if Arsenal show interest, I can also just go to Arsenal. For me it doesn't matter at all.”

Emegha has not mapped out a plan for the future. “I learned that you have little control over what happens. If I score twenty goals now and a club offers Strasbourg fifty million, they will let me go. Then they will sell me. They can use that money and I have been a good investment.” According to Transfer market Emegha is currently still worth around 12 million euros.

“I don't have everything in my own hands. What I can control is my performance on the pitch, my ability to score goals, provide assists. That is the only thing I can influence,” concludes Emegha.

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