Saturday, 9th February, 2013

Dutch winger Urby Emanuelson has stressed that he plans to head back to Italy during the summer, when his loan stint at English side Fulham comes to an end.

Emanuelson has joined Martin Jol’s Cottagers from AC Milan, where he had fallen out of favour under coach Massimiliano Allegri.

But the former Ajax man, who was a regular for the Rossoneri until November, views the loan to Fulham as a chance to show Milan and other clubs what he can do, rather than as his final destination.

"It is an excellent choice for now and after this season I still have one year left on my contract at Milan", he told Voetbal International.

"Now I need to show Milan and other clubs what I can do, so it’s an important period.


"I don’t know if there is any possible option to purchase, but I’m going back to Italy in the summer."

And Emanuelson revealed he has already been in touch with Milan and is still hoping that there is a future for him at the Serie A giants.

"I’ve had a little exploratory talk with AC Milan about the future, but there must be some perspective.

"For me to play for a big club is not everything. I felt that I was well on my way at Milan and I think I may still be important for the club.

"I was also very happy in Milan and played for two years. But then suddenly [I didn’t], that’s strange."

Emanuelson has already made his debut for Fulham, appearing for the Premier League club as a second half substitute against Manchester United.

The 26-year-old is clearly looking forward to getting more games under his belt with the Cottagers before the end of the campaign.

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