Tottenham is expected to make a second move for Emerson Royal today after Barcelona rejected the exchange.
Tottenham are in the process of finalizing their fifth summer signing.
Tottenham is poised to interrogate Barcelona again about Emerson Royal, their Brazilian full-back, with an increased offer, according to reports. Spurs were pushed back to the drawing board when a swap deal involving Serge Aurier was quickly rejected by Barcelona, forcing them to rethink their plans if they wanted to land their man before the transfer window closed.
Nuno Espirito Santo and Fabio Paratici, the club’s director of football, have already secured four important additions this summer, the most recent being young midfielder Pape Sarr on Friday.
Their arrivals have had a beneficial influence on the pitch thus far, with Sunday’s 1-0 triumph over Watford making it three wins in three to start the season.
They are the only Premier League team with a perfect record heading into the international break.
Spurs offered Aurier in part-exchange for Emerson, according to Fabrizio Romano, in an attempt to capitalise on their early momentum, but the offer was refused.
Aurier’s performances have been inconsistent at times, and the club obviously believes his time in north London is up.
In the early stages of the season, youngster Japhet Tanganga has impressed at right-back, although competition will be required throughout the season.
Spurs are anticipated to come back strong today with a new tactic for Emerson, according to TNT.
This comeback’s nature is uncertain, but Paratici’s alternatives include a better swap arrangement, a cash-only offer, or a season-long loan contract.
Naturally, a loan arrangement would be the easiest for Barcelona to agree to, but Spurs would be forced to either send him back or pay a large sum of money if his stay was successful.
Emerson has just returned to the Nou Camp following a two-year co-ownership agreement with Real Betis, and a move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium would bring an end to a strange chapter in his career.
The Brazilian has yet to play a full 90 minutes under Ronald Koeman this season, but more regular playing time in north London could tempt him.
With Barca’s financial situation remains precarious, they may be enticed by a monetary offer that would require further pay cuts to be comfortable.
Tanganga, who is 22 years old, may feel offended that his starting spot is in jeopardy. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”