Tottenham is set to sign Brazil defender Emerson Royal from Barcelona after agreeing to a 30m euro (£25.8m) fee.
The 22-year-old has spent the past two seasons at Betis, scoring five goals in 79 games.
Emerson, who joined Barca from Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro in 2019, featured in Brazil’s run to the Copa America final this summer.
He is expected to compete for the right-back slot at Spurs with Japhet Tanganga and Matt Doherty.
The Premier League leaders are looking to offload full-back Serge Aurier.
Emerson played more minutes than any other Betis player last season as they finished sixth in La Liga to qualify for the Europa League.
He has won four caps for Brazil since making his debut in 2019.
Barcelona’s current president Laporta has signed him in this transfer window for free. Within 1 month he has to leave the club. 30M for him is a good deal for Barca.
Current position of Barca and Spurs:
Barca is now in a big financial crisis. They have lost their best player and 30M is more than enough. Also, Emerson is a good choice for Tottenham Hotspur.
Barcelona has thought that Roberto and Mingueza can handle that position for the season. Also, they have Dest in back-up. The financial condition of Barcelona is not so good. Their new signing Memphis Depay is on fire. Also, De Jong is covering the whole mid-field area.
Koeman is trying his best to make his team comfortable after the departure of Leo Messi. The team is looking in a good shape at least in the first two games of the season.
On the other hand, Tottenham is leading the table of EPL. They have beaten Man City in their first game of the season. Their new coach Nuno is doing a great job. Although, still they did not get the service of Harry Kane. Son Heung Min is playing very well.
Both sides are extremely satisfied regarding the deal of Emerson.