Emerson Royal
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 03: Emerson Royal of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring their side's fourth goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on April 03, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
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Emerson Royal leaning towards Milan move

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La Gazzetta dello Sport report that Spurs full-back Emerson Royal has set his sights on a move to Milan and is determined to make the move happen. According to the newspaper, the Rossoneri view the Brazilian full-back as an ideal addition to their right flank, providing a strong alternative alongside Davide Calabria.

The Brazilian full-back’s admiration for Milan and the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of his idol, Cafu, have fueled his desire to join the Rossoneri.

Negotiations between Milan and Emerson’s representatives have progressed positively. Despite being a regular starter under Antonio Conte at Tottenham, Emerson found himself relegated to the bench by manager Ange Postecoglou, prompting his decision to seek a new challenge elsewhere. Despite having two years left on his contract with Tottenham, Emerson is eager to embrace the opportunity presented by Milan’s project.

While the Rossoneri are keen to secure Emerson’s services, negotiations with Tottenham remain a key factor. Spurs value Emerson highly but have shown some flexibility in their asking price, which has reportedly dropped to around €20 million.

Should a deal with Emerson fail to materialize, AC Milan has identified Tiago Santos from Lille as a potential alternative. However, the profiles of Emerson and Tiago differ significantly, with Emerson’s Premier League experience and international pedigree setting him apart.

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