Home » ‘Hope to get the deal done next week’ – Fabrizio Romano gives update on 25-year-old as talks between clubs continue

‘Hope to get the deal done next week’ – Fabrizio Romano gives update on 25-year-old as talks between clubs continue

By Mehdi Gokal -

Tottenham Hotspur defender Emerson Royal is on the verge of joining AC Milan, with transfer expert Fabrizio Romano reporting that Milan are preparing a new bid expected to exceed €15 million to finalise the deal in the upcoming week.

Emerson, who has already agreed to a five-year contract with the Italian side, is keen to make the switch.

Tottenham have been an active club in the transfer market so far, having already secured the signing of Archie Gray from Leeds and working on several other transfers.

They have also been working hard on finalising a transfer away for Emerson Royal, with negotiations with AC Milan ongoing since weeks.

Despite having two years left on his contract, the Brazilian international has struggled to impress manager Ange Postecoglou, leading the club to consider moving him on. Emerson’s wish to join Milan is driven by his desire for more consistent playing opportunities.

Initially signed from Barcelona for €25 million in the summer of 2021, Tottenham initally hoped to recoup a similar amount through this transfer. However, Milan are looking to finalise the deal for slightly less than that figure.

Latest update from Romano claims that a second offer from Milan will be close to just over €15m, a fee which might be agreed by Tottenham as the club hopes to finalise the deal by next week.

He shared the update on X:

Last season, Emerson found it difficult to secure a regular starting position, making 22 Premier League appearances and starting only 11 games. His limited role under Postecoglou has made a move to Milan an attractive prospect.

For Spurs, selling Emerson would help raise funds for additional reinforcements that align better with Postecoglou’s tactical plans.

As negotiations progress, the Lilywhites look forward to the financial and strategic benefits the right-back’s departure could bring.

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