As Nuno looks for his fifth acquisition, Tottenham has made a £25 million transfer approach for Emerson Royal from Barcelona.

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As Nuno looks for his fifth acquisition, Tottenham has made a £25 million transfer approach for Emerson Royal from Barcelona.

Tottenham has launched a second proposal for Emerson Royal of Barcelona.

Tottenham have launched a £25 million proposal for Barcelona right-back Emerson Royal as manager Nuno Espirito Santo looks for his fifth summer signing. Spurs’ original offer of £17.15 million plus Serge Aurier for the midfielder had previously been rejected by the Catalan giants.

Tottenham are in serious need of a new right-back this summer, with Japhet Tanganga starting the opening three Premier League games of the season.

For those games, Matt Doherty has been named on the bench, indicating that Aurier has fallen down the pecking order and is now surplus to requirements in north London.

Barcelona is under pressure to reduce its salary bill at the Nou Camp in order to comply with La Liga’s expenditure restrictions.

Barcelona president Joan Laporta stated earlier this summer that the club is in debt to the tune of €1.35 billion.

Spurs will be hoping that their revised offer would be enough to sway Barca’s decision-makers.

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