Atletico Madrid could attempt to sign Tottenham defender Emerson Royal this week but will have to convince Daniel Levy to sanction a loan deal with a purchase option, according to the print edition of AS (20/06/22 — via Sport Witness).
Emerson joined Spurs from Barcelona last summer and made 44 appearances (Transfermarkt) in a mixed opening season for the club.
He enjoyed a strong end to the campaign and became a solid option for Antonio Conte as Spurs secured Champions League qualification with a fourth place finish in the Premier League.
But his performances may not have necessarily done enough to keep him in North London beyond the summer after the Evening Standard reported that Tottenham have made him available for transfer.
Sky Sports recently revealed that Atletico have emerged as suitors to take Emerson, reigniting their interest in the Brazil international after trying to sign him last summer.
Spanish outlet AS now report Los Rojiblancos are continuing to look in Emerson’s direction as they plan to strengthen Diego Simeone’s right-sided options, with the following week expected to be a key in their pursuit.
It is explained that Atletico plan to secure an initial loan for the 23-year-old with an option to buy but will have a ‘very tough task’ of convincing Spurs chairman Levy of the deal, who is likely to demand a permanent sale this summer.
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Emerson proved to be a decent option for Spurs towards the back end of last season and he could be a useful squad option when the extra substitutes come into play next term.
But realistically, he is not the perfect fit for a side managed by Conte and if Spurs do manage to receive a good offer for him, more than likely they will look to cash in.
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