Freddy confirms Emerton interest

Last updated : 13 May 2003 By Martyn Elliott

He has told Sky Sports News that he expects to complete a £4million deal for the Australia international in the near future, and has already travelled to Holland to meet the player’s agent.

Our attempts to sign Emerton last summer ended in acrimony when the Feyenoord president accused us of not being able to guarantee that they would receive the £8million fee that was agreed at the time.

The right-sided player will be a familiar face to many of you after his appearances in the Champions League against us, and his goal for Australia against England.

Meanwhile Portugal international Simao is reported to have said that he doesn’t want to leave Benfica to move to England.