GdS: ‘A Royal flank’ – Milan hoping to close signing of Spurs defender for €15m

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are serious about signing Emerson Royal from Spurs and they hope to close a deal sooner rather than later, according to a report.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport (seen below), there is a meeting scheduled between the parties which will take place imminently. If it is positive and the last obstacles are overcome, Milan will then be able to proceed towards the finish line.

A lot of progress has already been made: the Rossoneri directors and their Tottenham counterparts started from very distant positions. Tottenham’s first request for the player was €30m, but Milan insisted that a lower offer be evaluated, between €18-20m or even €15m plus bonuses.

Tottenham have not yet definitively given in but they are ready to listen as demonstrated by the talks scheduled for the next few hours. Emerson meanwhile reciprocates the interested from Milan, as he has other foreign offers but has made the Diavolo his priority.

It is possible that Royal will seen what has happened with Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Christian Pulisic, who were reserve players at Chelsea but have become key players for Milan and among the best in Serie A.

For Emerson there is also another personal objective: finding consistency at a club that will help him conquer a spot in the Brazilian national team for whom he has played 10 games so far, but the most recent one was in November 2023.

Meanwhile, Emerson Royal has the characteristics required by Paulo Fonseca, who is aiming for a full-back on the right who likes to get forward. The former Barcelona man is not the only candidate but the one the club has been working on the longest.

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19 Comments

  1. Jeff should be given a swift kick out of Milano. At the very least banished from the first team. the U23 and Primavera is his area and he should stay there

        1. still isn’t official and as much as i like the fella he is a football pundit and not a representative of any club.
          I will give him though that he usually is correct in his estimates but wait until its actually official as it isn’t carved in stone…yet.

          1. seriously I’m not saying its not a great possibility that it will happen and I’m even pretty clear about it but until actually it happens its just speculation so how about you and other stop counting ones chickens before the eggs is actually hatched,
            Damn womens wailing choir complaining all day long and we have only reached July 3rd,

    1. And the crazy thing that Thuram’s price might be just the same with what we’ll pay for Emerson. And they concluded the deal within a week or so. While us, have been connected with Fofana for God knows how many weeks.

  2. So in other words we want15M€ for a player inferior to the ones we have in the same position, for a position already filled and where we recently signed Jimenez, and then we’ll try to get discount for better players in more important positions and end up losing them.

    1. Sound about right.. if they had any brain they’d just give jimenez to first team. The “futuro” team is stacked with rb anyway

  3. We sign Jimenez for 5m. Save money by playing him. He will provide Calabria competition. Santos from Lille is also good.

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