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Barcelona have now joined the race to sign Tottenham defender

By Mehdi Gokal -

Tottenham are actively exploring options to offload defender Emerson Royal this summer, with the club receiving notable interest from several teams.

Recent reports have suggested that the player is very close to signing for AC Milan with personal terms agreed.

The Italian club, however, has yet to come to an agreement on the fee with Tottenham, who are not willing to sell him on a cheap.

Spurs are reportedly seeking €25 million, the amount they initially paid for the full-back, whereas Milan aims to secure the deal for approximately €20 million.

Meanwhile, as per the latest reports, Barcelona have now emerged as a potential destination for the Brazilian full-back.

According to Mundo Deportivo via Foot Mercato, the Spanish giants are keen on re-signing Emerson in the current transfer window.

Barcelona, who sold Emerson to Tottenham in the summer of 2021, are considering him as a viable option to strengthen their right-back position, particularly with Joao Cancelo’s loan period ending last month.

Despite Emerson’s versatility, filling roles at left-back and centre-back in addition to his primary right-back position, he struggled to cement a consistent starting role under manager Ange Postecoglou.

Last season, the 25-year-old defender made 22 Premier League appearances, starting only 11 games. (Transfermarkt)

With his contract running until June 2026, Tottenham are keen on moving Emerson on, as he does not align with Postecoglou’s vision for the team.

Barcelona’s interest in re-acquiring Emerson introduces a new twist to his transfer situation.

The Lilywhites aim to negotiate a deal that meets their financial and strategic objectives, ensuring they can reinvest wisely in their squad for the upcoming season.

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