In the midst of Emerson Royal’s pursuit, Tottenham manager Fabio Paratici has a ‘frantic’ transfer priority.
Tottenham are allegedly close to completing a permanent deal with Barcelona defender Emerson Royal.
According to rumors, Tottenham director of football Fabio Paratici will make a last-ditch effort to unload Serge Aurier before the transfer deadline on Tuesday. The north London club is rumored to be close to signing Barcelona right-back Emerson Royal, with the Brazilian’s arrival set to have a major impact on Aurier’s status in the city.
With his contract scheduled to expire at the end of the season, the latter has struggled in recent months and looks ready to leave Spurs soon.
Under new manager Nuno Espirito Santo, he has yet to play a minute of competitive football and is searching for a fresh challenge.
With Matt Doherty and Japhet Tanganga also battling for the starting right-back berth, Aurier’s prospective move to Spurs would push him even further down the pecking order.
Paratici appears to have opted to cash in on Aurier in the last hours of the transfer window, but a late exit could be difficult to pull off at this point.
According to The Sun, Spurs are feverishly looking for a buyer after failing to persuade Barcelona to agree to a part-exchange deal for Emerson.
According to the report, Aurier was first offered to the Spanish giants, who turned down the chance to bring the 28-year-old to the Nou Camp.
He is not believed to be part of Nuno’s plans for the upcoming campaign, and his quick departure is considered to be a top priority.
Aurier has already stated that he will not sign a contract extension with Spurs and has hinted at a desire to return to Paris Saint-Germain, the club from whom he left in 2017.
In May, the defender told L’Equipe, “Everyone knows that if I wanted to extend my contract at Tottenham, I would have already done so.”
“In six months, I’m not going to do that.” I’ve seen a Champions League final and the Premier League. I’ve come to the end of a cycle, and it’s time to move on.
“In terms of the criteria, both sides, the board and my representatives, are in agreement, so we’ll see.”
“I’ve never hidden my ambition to return to PSG at some point in the future. It’s my childhood club, and I’m still a PSG fan, so I feel free to discuss it.
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