AC Milan unwilling to pay €25 million to sign Emerson Royal, set price limit

AC Milan are not prepared to pay €25 million to sign Tottenham defender Emerson Royal, and have instead set their own price tag. 

According to Calcio Mercato, AC Milan are unwilling to pay Tottenham’s €25 million asking price for Emerson Royal. The Rosoneri may have an internal agreement with the player that would allow them power in negotiations with Spurs, as the Italians have set a €17 million asking price for the defender. 

AC Milan willing to fork out Emerson Royal’s asking price

AC Milan are deep into negotiations for Emerson Royal, as the club have narrowed down their search for a new right back as they see the Brazilian fit their purpose. They may have wanted Matty Cash as an early option, but Aston Villa may have found some ground in not selling some of their players amid PSR concerns. 

Hence, the idea of Emerson Royal appealed to Milan, as the player is readily available in the window. Tottenham are eager to offload the Brazilian, who does not fit into Ange Postecoglou’s plans. There were reports that Spurs had reduced their asking price for the defender and would accept bids in the region of €20-25 million. 

It does appear that Tottenham have set their asking price for the €25 million-rated, although AC Milan are not willing to fork out that sum. They have set their own price point of €17 million, although there’s a belief a deal could be struck for around €20 million, which could suit all parties concerned. 

AC Milan are set for fresh talks with Tottenham to find this agreement, as there’s a possibility of intense negotiations between the two sides. For now, Emerson seems destined to join the Rosoneri, as it does feel like a matter of time before this happens. 

Milan have power in negotiations

The fact that Emerson may have had offers from other clubs, with the report naming Villarreal as a possible suitor, means he has chosen San Siro as his next destination. The defender might have reached a broad agreement on personal terms, which does allow Milan to think the player wants to join them. 

This could give Milan a strong hand in negotiations with Tottenham, as they now feel the idea of reducing the asking price might work out. Spurs will not want to lose out on too much money in the deal, and as the report suggests, a deal could be struck at around €20 million. 

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