Serie A giants AC Milan on course to sign Tottenham Hotspur full-back

Tottenham Hotspur will be selling off a bucketload of players in the football transfer window and AC Milan has shown interest in signing their full-back permanently.

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AC Milan is interested in Brazilian right-back Emerson Royal, who plays for Tottenham at the moment. The newly appointed Rossoneri head coach, Paulo Fonseca, believes that the class of 1999 is the best candidate to play right defensive flank. Giorgio Furlani and Geoffrey Moncada are attempting to provide the Portuguese coach with his initial reinforcement.

The renowned Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano claims on his X profile that Emerson Royal and AC Milan have established fresh direct communication. Though talks between the teams have not yet resulted in an agreement, it is anticipated that they will give in to the player's desire.

Emerson wants to make the move to the San Siro whilst there continues to be a gap between both teams, having given the go-ahead in May. To release Emerson, Tottenham is asking for roughly 25 million euros. Discussions are still going on between both the clubs and no transfer fees have been agreed upon.

Emerson Royal joined Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur from FC Barcelona in August 2021, and since then, his journey has been somewhat unpredictable. When the Brazilian international came to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, there was a lot of excitement and publicity about him. He had just had a fantastic season with Real Betis before joining the North London club.

Does Emerson Royal play for Tottenham Hotspur on a regular basis?

The 25-year-old defender has made over 100 appearances for Tottenham Hotspur so far, contributing two assists and four goals. The former Real Betis defender's versatility as a center-back and full-back on both wings has made him a valuable asset to Tottenham. But ever since Pedro Porro joined the North London team from Sporting CP a year ago, he has served as the team's backup right-back.

Therefore, it should come as no surprise that Emerson's future at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium remains unclear. The Brazilian defender is prepared to accept a pay decrease in order to quit the North London team. And when it comes to potential suitors for the summer transfer window, AC Milan is one of them.

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