Tottenham Hotspur have reached an agreement to sign Emerson Royal from Barcelona, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.
The journalist claims that a fee in the region of €30 million has been agreed between the two clubs.
Talks are still ongoing, as the player is yet to agree to personal terms. However, he has agreed to join Spurs in principle.
Emerson has accepted Spurs as next club – still details pending on personal terms to complete the deal. Talks ongoing.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 30, 2021
Sky Sports reported earlier today that Arsenal also wanted to sign Royal, but he has refused to join the Gunners.
Arsenal wanted to sign Emerson Royal from Barcelona. Player wants to join Spurs
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) August 30, 2021
According to journalist Sique Rodriguez, Spurs will pay an initial fee of €25m, while another €5m will be paid in bonuses to complete the deal.
A punto de cerrarse el traspaso de Emerson al Tottenham.
Pagarán 25 fijos más 5 en variables. Total: 30M.
👉 Más vía @QueThiJugues
— Sique RodríguezGairí (@SiqueRodriguez) August 30, 2021
— ShayBT (@shaylugassi) August 30, 2021
Tottenham initially offered Serge Aurier as a part of the deal to sign Royal, but Barcelona rejected the move.
Spurs are still looking to offload Aurier or Matt Doherty before Tuesday’s deadline.
Royal impressed heavily last season at Real Betis, and he will be a cracking signing for the north London outfit.
Barcelona are now trying to sign Hector Bellerin from Arsenal to replace Royal.
It has been a brilliant summer transfer window for Spurs who have added quality players like Bryan Gil, Cristian Romero, Pierluigi Gollini and now (provided he passes his medical) Royal.
They have also managed to keep hold of their star striker Harry Kane.
Tottenham head into the international break top of the Premier League after winning all three of their opening fixtures.