Date: 7th September 2019 at 7:50pm
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Shani Tarashaj joined FC Emmen on a two-year loan from Everton in July, but his stint at De Oude Meerdijk hasn’t gone to plan. As per Transfermarkt, the 24-year-old has made just one appearance in all competitions for Emmen, none of which have come at senior level, and he may be considering his future in the Netherlands as a result.

Tarashaj was left out of the matchday squad for Emmen’s opening league game against FC Groningen (August 3) as they fell to a 1-0 defeat. The Swiss international was included in a 5-0 loss to Ajax a week later, but he failed to come off the bench. Tarashaj was again an unused substitute as Emmen beat Heerenveen on August 17, but he’s missed their 2-1 defeat to Willem II (August 24) and 3-1 loss to PEC Zwolle (August 30) due to injury.

The only game the out-of-favour striker has featured in was in the KNVB Reserve Cup for the u21s. Tarashaj was substituted at half-time as Emmen lost 2-1 to Heerenveen’s reserve side. The 24-year-old’s career is at a crossroads. He’s scored just two goals at senior level since March 2016.

He’s surplus to requirements at Everton and isn’t making much of an impression at Emmen, so will Tarashaj last two years on loan in the Netherlands? Could his move be cut short?

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