Tottenham have identified Barcelona loanee, Emerson, as a potential replacement for Serge Aurier.
The Brazilian joined the Catalans last summer before being sent out on loan to Real Betis in the Spanish top flight.
He has been in fine form for his loan team this season and has attracted the attention of several top European sides as the transfer window reopens.
The defender is co-owned by Barcelona and Betis and he is expected to spend another season on-loan at the La Liga side, however, Barca might buy their rights and sell him.
Aurier is error-prone and he is one player that the club will not hesitate to replace as they look to become a top team again.
Emerson played all but five of Betis’ La Liga games this season and he chipped in with 3 goals and 6 assists.
Aurier, on the other hand, scored one goal and provided 5 assists in the same number of league games for Spurs.
While Aurier is already 27, Emerson is just 21 and the Lilywhites might want to sell the Ivorian now and make a move for the Brazilian who will have his best years ahead of him.