The 20-year-old Sparta Rotterdam striker saw at close hand how dangerous the Brazilian, Boro´s record signing at £12.7million, can be during his time in Holland with Heerenveen.
But after completing a £3.2million switch to the Riverside Stadium Emnes is desperate to learn from the older man and said: "He is a big player and I believe I can learn a lot from him. To be able to play next to a player like that can only improve me."
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