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Tottenham star would be a good fit at Real Madrid, claims agent
Emerson Royal’s saga at Tottenham Hotspurs has been a strange combination of sweet and sour. The Brazilian right-back signed for the English side from Barcelona in a deal that was worth close to €25 million but his numbers do not do justice.
Earlier this week, Emerson’s agent gave an interview to Charla Podcast where he revealed that there was a good chance that his client would leave the London-based club soon. He also added an interesting point about Real Madrid.
“There is a great possibility that Emerson will leave Tottenham. We believe it’s time for him to take a bigger leap & go to a team that fights for titles. I think he fits a giant like Real Madrid,” Emerson’s agent said.
In 22 Premier League appearances for Tottenham this season, the 24-year-old has scored two goals and provided one assist. His numbers in the final third are subpar with under 0.5 key passes per game and no big chance created all season.
Defensively, Emerson averages 0.5 interceptions, two tackles, and 2.3 clearances per game in addition to winning 4.5 duels.
Emerson’s career in Europe began at Real Betis, although Barcelona also had owned 50% of his rights. The Catalans purchased him outright in the summer of 2021, before selling to Tottenham right away, for the aforementioned €25 million fee.
The right-back position is indeed one that Real Madrid need to reinforce in the coming years. With Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vazquez both already 31, a long-term replacement is a necessity.
Los Blancos see Reece James as a viable option and could push for him in the summer as their next right-back. As for Emerson, his links with the club right now are purely from the player’s side and there is no report that the Merengues consider him an option.
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Harry Kane ‘very close’ to completing Real Madrid move, only final details remain – report
Jude Bellingham’s move to Real Madrid was finally closed earlier today as officially confirmed by Borussia Dortmund on their website. Yet, the offices at Santiago Bernabeu have not even taken a break to celebrate their success.
According to reports from Alfredo Pedullà, Los Blancos are now completely focused on the acquisition of Harry Kane. The English striker’s arrival is very close to approaching closure and only a few details remain to be sorted.
The Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur representatives reportedly held a meeting today over the striker’s transfer. The agenda was to agree on a number for the transfer fee.
The Premier League side began the proceedings with an expectation of €100 to €110 million in exchange for Kane. However, the Merengues suggested a lower point at €80 to €90 million, albeit with the option to include bonuses.
There is not much separating the two parties at the moment, and the minor gap will be bridged in the coming days. Overall, the meeting ended with a broad understanding between the two clubs.
Carlo Ancelotti sees the English striker as the centre-piece of his attack for next season given the recent departure of Karim Benzema. After all, Kane has been one of football’s most consistent goalscorers over the past decade.
Yet, Los Blancos cannot afford to let their guard down with one signing and will need to rope in at least two more names in attack to serve as backup options. The exits of Mariano Diaz, Marco Asensio, and Eden Hazard leave them with no squad depth, after all.
Kane has scored 30, 17, and 23 goals in his last three seasons in the Premier League and is the epitome of consistency. Further, he had three assists in his most recent league season and created 14 big chances.