Barcelona considering surprise move to re-sign Emerson Royal

Barcelona might turn to 25-year-old Tottenham defender Emerson Royal if a move for Joao Cancelo does not materialise in the summer transfer window.

According to a report by Caught Offside, Emerson Royal is the subject of interest from Barcelona. The Catalan giants are prioritising a permanent move for Joao Cancelo in the summer transfer window. However, they are keeping their options open and have set their sights on the 25-year-old Tottenham defender.

Emerson Royal and his Tottenham struggles

Emerson Royal has struggled for stability since joining Tottenham Hotspur from Barcelona in August 2021. The Brazilian international arrived at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with much hype surrounding him after his successful spell with Real Betis. However, he has failed to perform at those levels in the last three years.

Emerson’s struggles compelled Tottenham to sign Pedro Porro, who has become the first-choice right-back for the North London club. So, after turning out 101 times for Tottenham Hotspur, he might have played his final game for the Premier League outfit. However, the 25-year-old does not have a shortage of suitors pursuing his signature in the summer transfer window.

Widespread reports have claimed that Emerson does not have a long-term future at Tottenham, with the North London outfit ready to part ways with him in the summer transfer window. Recent updates have linked him with AC Milan. However, the latest suggestion is surprising, with Barcelona reportedly mulling over re-signing him.

Barcelona return on the cards?

Barcelona’s interest in Emerson Royal is surprising. The Catalan giants are scouring the market for a right-back heading into the summer transfer window, with Joao Cancelo being their priority target. However, a move for the Portuguese international is not set in stone, even though personal terms will not be an issue.

Finding an agreement with Manchester City on the transfer fee will be a tall order, with the Premier League champions not budging from their asking price. So, Barcelona should identify alternatives to Cancelo, with Emerson being one of the candidates.

It will be interesting to see if Emerson rises in the pecking order as the Catalan giants look to sign a right-back in the summer transfer window. A deal for the 25-year-old Tottenham wide man depends on Joao Cancelo’s situation.

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