Fee agreed with Barça for Emerson Royal

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Tottenham have agreed a payment of 30 million euros with Barcelona for the switch of right-back Emerson Royal.

Spurs have been on the lookout for a brand new participant on the appropriate aspect of the protection this summer season, neither Serge Aurier nor Matt Doherty impressed final season. Japhet Tanganga has been there in all of his opening three Premier League matches and performed significantly effectively within the opening day in opposition to Manchester City.

So HAPPY to be right here ♥ ️ pic.twitter.com/9cbTVtNLcR

– Emerson Royal (@ Emerson_Royal22) August 24, 2021

However, the membership has determined to strengthen the place regardless, with the Guardian reporting that he is anticipated to supply competitors for Tanganga and Doherty. Talks are underway about private phrases to finish the deal.

That information means Aurier may transfer elsewhere earlier than the switch window closes. Côte d’Ivoire’s worldwide was near returning to Paris Saint-Germain earlier this summer season and has only one yr left on his contract.

He has been linked with Lille, however a potential transfer to France could be because of Zeki Celik leaving. Atletico Madrid had been all in favour of the 24-year-old, however to this point no settlement has been reached.

Aurier himself distanced himself from the transfer as a result of of his connections to Lille’s rivals Lens and mentioned on social media: “Blood and gold for life, you know it.”

Emerson joined Barcelona in 2019, but it surely was a joint settlement with different La Liga groups Real Betis that brought on the 2 golf equipment to pay half of every switch payment of 12.7 million euros to Atletico Mineiro. He spent simply over two seasons with Betis earlier than Barça took benefit of his alternative to take him again to Camp Nou for 9 million euros.

The Catalan giants are notoriously tense, which implies they’re completely happy to half methods this summer season.

The 22-year-old could be Tottenham’s fifth incoming switch of the summer season, after Cristian Romero, Pierluigi Gollini, Bryan Gil and Pape Matar Sarr, of whom the latter has re-applied to Metz on mortgage till the top of the season.

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