Tottenham is looking to find an upgrade at right-back
After missing out on Ilaix Moriba, Tottenham is back at Barcelona trying to negotiate the signing of right-back Emerson Royal.
According to Sport, the two clubs are close to reaching an agreement with Spurs offering €23 million. Though other sources have the figure as high as €30 million plus variables.
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The Premier League side is meeting with Emerson’s representatives to try to work out a deal. They are offering the player an improved salary in hopes of convincing him.
The chances of Emerson leaving Barcelona are quite high considering the amount Spurs are willing to pay.
A move would be rather surprising considering the Catalans only signed him this summer from Real Betis who are due 20% should Emerson be sold.
But the club’s financial position means only a handful of players are untouchable meaning anyone can be moved on for the right price.
Tottenham laid out a previous offer that included right-back Serge Aurier, which Barcelona rejected. He is not included in their latest proposal.
Aurier has been more trouble than he’s worth during his time with Spurs. He’s a liability defensively and is good for the occasional penalty costing mistake.
Emerson stated that joining Barcelona was a dream come true. That dream may last shorter than he hoped as it is now up to him as to whether or not he leaves. Barcelona would not be opposed to keeping the Brazilian but the offer from Spurs may be too good to turn down.