Jacobs: Al-Nassr join Milan in race for Tottenham full-back Emerson Royal

By Isak Möller -

Emerson Royal is one of AC Milan’s top targets for the right-hand side of the defence and negotiations are ongoing with Tottenham. However, as reported by Ben Jacobs, the Rossoneri will face competition from Al-Nassr. 

Last week, Milan made an offer for Emerson Royal but it was immediately rejected by Tottenham, who are looking for a fee of around €20m. Although the Rossoneri were hoping to reach a compromise during upcoming talks, this might be more difficult than first thought.

According to the journalist Ben Jacobs, speaking on PlaybackTV, the full-back joining Milan ‘is a possibility’ but Al-Nassr have also joined the race. The interest of the Saudi Arabian club should allow Spurs to ‘get the price they are looking for’, he added.

Certainly, it would be difficult for Milan to compete with a hefty offer and Tottenham will surely be looking to get as much money as possible. Another right-back target is Lille’s Tiago Santos, as we were first to report, but he doesn’t seem to be a priority for now.

While Al-Nassr might be able to satisfy Tottenham, it remains to be seen if they can get the player onboard as well. The feeling is that a hefty salary will take care of that, though.

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    1. Although completely agree, I think bringing Emerson was to have a direct copy of Calabria, since they are both very defensive. During possession we have 3-2-5 shape, where CDM has to become 3rd CB. Bennacer isn’t best for that role, so I think Calabria will be the 3rd CB, Emerson can also play CB (how well that’s another topic). Benncer and Fofana will guard them, while Reijnders (RLC as his sub) will join the attacking quintuplet. We also used this Calabria tactic but Pioli’s midfield strategy is unique….

  1. Let’s hope he goes play in the desert – do we have a plan B for RB because if anyone in this team needs competition it’s our capitano.

        1. Don’t you support our players?

          Kalulu is a class player
          Jimenez has huge potential and deserves chances

          Why did we buy Terraciano?

          Alexis was a RB when we signed him and I believe could be very good there

    1. I actually suggested that player some months ago as he seems like a very prolific rb but considering fonsecas words in regard of him not wanting to field to very offensive backs it seems unlikely to happen.

        1. As i read his interview he said he wouldn’t field two players of the same characteristics as theo but I might of course have misread it but that was at least what i got from it but yeah at least the money seems to be possible to invest more wisely, I would love to see Sugawara on the right side though from what I’ve seen he seems like an interesting back. I would probably get us two cdms before acquirring any expenssive cbs at least when we wont get buongiorno or scalvini.

          1. Makes sense. Balance is needed. Who did barca have opposite Dani? Or later opposite Alba? Who did Real have opposite Marcelo. Who plays opposite trent at l’pool? List goes on and on. Balance.

            I wouldn’t say expensive cbs. Pavlo is ok as one. The other one I’d go for someone older to replace kjaer and his leadership primarily.

          2. Yeah somekind of balance is needed but the prospec of having both those players at rb and left back could nevertheless be intriguing to behold.

            Pavlovic would be a fine acquisition so i wont complain if manages to sign him and yeah it would make some sense also acqirring an older more experienced cb.

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