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AC Milan delay move for €20m Tottenham star to focus on Serie A ace

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Tottenham Hotspur put the ball in the AC Milan court regarding Emerson Royal.

Tottenham Hotspur put the ball in the AC Milan court regarding Emerson Royal

Tottenham Hotspur FC defender Emerson Royal has been linked with a potential move away from White Hart Lane this summer, with AC Milan showing strong interest in the Brazilian.

Since Ange Postecoglou took over at Tottenham last summer, the club has made significant progress. But a major squad overhaul is anticipated with Emerson considered among the first expected to depart this summer transfer window.

Spurs signed the 25-year-old from Barcelona in 2021 for £25.8 million, a move that got fans buzzing at the time. However, the Brazilian has struggled to replicate his La Liga form in the Premier League, prompting the club to consider his exit.

Emerson Royal to AC Milan – Deal edging closer or hitting a snag?

Tottenham Hotspur put the ball in the AC Milan court regarding Emerson Royal.
Will Emerson Royal still move to San Siro?

Milan have intensified their efforts to sign Emerson over the past few weeks. Both clubs are reportedly close to agreeing on a fee for the 26-year-old, with recent updates from Gazzetta dello Sport suggesting that a transfer is imminent.

It is anticipated that a bid of around €20 million (£17 million) will be sufficient for Milan to secure the Brazilian defender’s services. This move is expected to bolster Paulo Fonseca’s squad, providing them with a player who, despite his struggles in the Premier League, has the potential to make a significant impact in Serie A.

Tottenham Hotspur put the ball in the AC Milan court regarding Emerson Royal.
Emerson to Milan on hold? (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

However, a recent update by Corriere della Sera, relayed by Sport Witness, insists that while Emerson has given his approval regarding a transfer to the San Siro, the Rossonerri are prioritizing the acquisition of a striker first. The Italian giants are currently negotiating with Bologna over a deal for Joshua Zirkzee.

Only after resolving the deal for Zirkzee will Milan turn their attention back to Tottenham and Emerson. This delay means that, despite the player’s readiness to move, the finalization of his transfer might take longer than initially expected. But then, given the exit of Olivier Giroud, one can see why Milan are shifting gears.

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It’s uncertain how Milan’s delay in pursuing Emerson Royal will impact Tottenham’s plans for the transfer window. Spurs might need to reassess their strategy depending on when the Italian side reengages in negotiations for the 25-year-old.

For now, Tottenham will have to wait and see how the situation with Milan and their striker search unfolds before making any further decisions regarding Emerson’s potential transfer.

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