According to ESPN reports, Barcelona have rejected an opening offer of €20m plus Serge Aurier for right-back Emerson Royal due to the financial difficulties they face. Emerson returned to the Spanish side for €9 million this summer after spending the past two years at Real Betis.
Barcelona have exercised their option to give 22-year-old Emerson Royal a three-year contract after spending the past two seasons at Real Betis with the Spanish club. Brazilian defender. The Brazilian right-back has made over 79 appearances in all competitions for Real Betis, scoring five goals with ten assists after spending two and a half seasons with the club.
Despite ESPN reporting that Tottenham have submitted a €20m offer for Royal, although Barcelona has turned it down. The report further indicated that in addition to the £20million, the north London club also offered Serge Aurier in a swap deal, but the La Liga giants still declined. But Barcelona are confident that the Spurs will return to the table before Tuesday’s deadline with another offer, as ESPN have reported that they will only let the 22-year-old leave if a huge compensation is offered.
The club secured his appointment in hopes of providing Sergino Dest with competition as a right-back both now and in the future, as the Catalan giants hope to get the best out of the pair as the season progresses and rotation is needed. The right-back already made his debut for Barcelona against Getafe and helped the team to a 2-1 victory. In addition, Ronald Koeman, the boss of Barcelona, had expressed a desire to keep Emerson, but the financial situation of the Spanish club could shake their hand.
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