One of the transfers that came out of nowhere and didn’t take long to complete was Tottenham Hotspur acquiring Emerson Royal from FC Barcelona. The Premier League side paid a based-fee of €25-million for the 22-year-old.
However, with interest from Tottenham coming with only hours left in the summer window, the deal was complex despite both sides eventually reaching an agreement.
In an interview with Tuttomercatoweb, agent Andrea Pellegatti, who worked on the deal between Tottenham and Barcelona for Emerson as a mediator, explained how difficult it was to get done, considering the money involved and only hours before the deadline would hit.
“At the brokerage level, that of Emerson Royal to Tottenham from Barcelona,” Pellegatti said. “Both for the timing and the figures on the table between the companies and then it closed on 31 August.”
Managing Director of Football Fabio Paratici added another pillar to the revamped backline as Tottenham wanted another player to go alongside Cristian Romero.
The club chief had to reshape the defense atop of his list to do this summer, and the north London-based club has begun its makeover even though one deal was challenging to get done.