Macclesfield Town were pleased to announce the signing of Emmanuel Osadebe last week, after the 22-year old joined the club on a one year contract.
The energetic midfielder joined The Silkmen on a free transfer after being released by Cambridge United at the end of last season. Originally from Dundalk FC, the former Irish youth international was picked up by Tottenham Hotspur in 2014 and then subsequently moved to Gillingham in 2015.
Starting regularly in League One for The Gills, Osadebe scored two goals in twenty-one games during his first season in Kent.
When asked about his reasons for joining the Silkmen, Osadebe responded with manager Sol Campbell being the driving force behind his move, saying that the manager’s vision was the reason behind his signing:
“As soon as I heard that the Manager wanted me and said about the plan for the club, I was interested immediately”.
Osadebe has functioned mainly on right-wing but had also enjoyed brief spells across the midfield territory.
The tenacious anchorman is known for his attacking prowess, especially in last season’s game against Colchester in the EFL Trophy where he scored two goals and registered an assist.
Osadebe prides himself on his energy and believes that this will generate both goals and assists for Macclesfield Town -
“I will bring a lot of energy on and off the ball. I feel I can add to this team and I’m looking forward to adding a lot of goals and assists this season to help the lads out.”
Not only this, Emmanuel is also prone to conjure up the odd bit of magic and this was exemplified by his Goal of the Season strike against Bury back in November 2015. During which, he was able to incredibly dribble past four Bury players before slotting it home with conviction
When asked about the goal, Osadebe went into detail about his thoughts on that spectacular run:
“I picked up the ball and I just kept going and going. I made my mind up I was going to score and I did. Hopefully that happens more this season with Macclesfield Town.”