. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Emerson Still Missing

MIDDLESBROUGH, England () -- Middlesbrough have threatened to fine Brazilian Emerson, freeze his wages and have him banned from playing elsewhere if he doesn't return to the English side.


Emerson left England 10 days ago for a holiday in Brazil. He complained at the time that his girlfriend was unhappy in England and that he didn't intend to return.


When Middlesbrough manger Bryan Robson arrived Thursday at Riverside stadium, there was no sign of the Brazilian, who was due back Wednesday. His agent in England, Gianni Paladini, said he still expected him back.


"As soon as I know something, I will let you know,'' Robson said. "I have not put a time on Emerson's return.''


"His auntie was taken ill, and he has gone to see her,'' Robson said.