Atletico Madrid have set their sights on Emerson Royal
As Atlético Madrid are starting to plan next season, one of their main goals this summer is to strengthen their options at right-back. Diego Simeone are considering a number of options for the position and the club have set their sights on Emerson Royalthe Tottenham Hotspur Back right.
Atlético Madrid have been interested in the player since he moved to Barcelona last summer, when he finally moved to Tottenham.
However, the capital club are ready to move for the player this time around, after the club and the player made initial contact a month ago.
Inter have also contacted the player over a potential transfer but the Brazilian prefers the idea of returning to Spain.
Good statistics in La Liga Santander
The advantage for Los Rojiblancos is that Emerson already knows LaLiga Santander well after his time at Real Betis.
He performed well during his time with Los Verdiblancos and topped in duels and clearances completed, while he was second in assists and chances created, compared to other right-backs in LaLiga Santander.
Emerson would be ready to leave Tottenham and sign for Atleticobut the two clubs must reach an agreement.
Its value is 20 million euros, but Tottenham would seek a higher offer, given that they paid 25 million euros for Barcelona to sign him last summer.
The Matty Cash Option
Atlético Madrid are also considering other options, e.g. Matty Cashwho currently plays for AstonVilla.
Its market price is similar to that of Emerson Royalcorn Atletico are even more interested in the Brazilian given his experience in LaLiga Santander.
A joint signing from Real Betis and Barcelona
Emerson was signed by Real Betis and Barcelona as part of a joint financial operation during the January 2019 transfer window.
He is a full international with Brazil and has played for Real Betis before signing for Barcelona last summer.
However, his time at Camp Nou was short-lived as he moved to Tottenham in the same transfer window.