Report: Tottenham join race for Barcelona star valued at £21m

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Daniel Levy

According to a report from Estadio Deportivo (as translated by The Daily Mail), Tottenham Hotspur are one of several clubs interested in signing Barcelona right-back, Emerson.

Reports indicate that Tottenham will be in the market for a new right-back this summer, with doubts raised over the futures of both Matt Doherty and Serge Aurier.

Estadio Deportivo have now backed Spurs to pursue Emerson, who has enjoyed another solid season under his belt for Real Betis.

The report explains that the 22-year-old is partly owned by Betis after they agreed on a joint deal with Barcelona to sign the right-back from Atletico Mineiro for £11.2m in 2019.

The Catalans reportedly own 50 per cent of the player but have the option to purchase another 30 per cent from Betis if they wish.

It is said that Barca are willing to cash in on the Brazilian this summer as they seek to raise funds to pursue their transfer targets. 

However, Tottenham could potentially have a major fight on their hands for Emerson, with the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Inter Milan, AC Milan and Bayer Leverkusen also showing interest in the right-back.

Spurs Web Opinion 

I would be happy to see us sell both Aurier and Doherty and use the funds to pursue a deal for Max Aarons. The 21-year-old has the potential to develop into one of England’s top right-backs over the next few years. I would also be happy to see us use Tanganga as the main cover for the position next season.

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