English Championship side Aston Villa have recalled defender Easah Suliman from Eredivisie new boys FC Emmen following a lack of playing time for the England youth international.

  • by Michael Statham
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According to RTV Drenthe, Emmen and Villa decided that it was best for all parties that Suliman should return to his parent club. The 20-year-old only amassed a meagre nine minutes in the Eredivisie since his arrival in the summer.

Back in the summer, in an exclusive interview with Football-Oranje.com, Suliman expressed his excitement at joining the Dutch club and was looking forward “to testing [himself] against all kinds of strikers”. Unfortunately, Suliman has been left disappointed with having to watch mainly from the substitutes bench this season.

Suliman had gained a reputation for calm defending and his ability to play well with the ball at his feet. This is undoubtedly a wasted chance for Suliman to progress his short career so far in the Netherlands, however, Emmen have enjoyed a consistent defence since their Eredivisie return which has seen them sit in mid-table for a large part of this season.

It is not thought that Suliman has been recalled to help ease the defensive injury crisis at Villa, with Tommy Elphick – also on loan at Hull City – expected to fill that void when he is also brought back to the club.

You can watch the full interview Suliman had with our website by clicking here or pressing play below:




Michael Statham (359 Posts)

I'm a physics student from the UK and a massive Eredivisie fan. Started watching after being inspired by the Netherlands national team after the 2010 World Cup. Wilfred Bouma also has a big part to play in my initial keen interest in the league, being a Villa fan meant I wanted to keep track of my favourite player.