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Report: Player having medical ahead of Spurs move, he's been deemed 'one of the best'

Reported Spurs target Emerson Royal is having a medical ahead of his move to north London, according to Sky Sports.

Tottenham have been heavily linked with the Barcelona full-back in recent days.

And with the transfer deadline approaching, it looks as though Spurs are set to get the deal over the line.

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The Sky Sports live transfer feed reported (31/8/21, 09:25am) that Emerson is having his medical in Barcelona.

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In addition, a deal worth 30m euro (around £25.8million) has apparently been agreed between Spurs and Barca, as well as personal terms.

Fabrizio Romano has also reported similar on Tuesday morning.

Judging by the reports, it looks as though Spurs could be making an exciting official announcement soon.

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Emerson arrived in La Liga from Brazil’s Atletico Mineiro in 2018.

As part of a joint deal between Barca and Real Betis, the 22-year-old would play for the latter club first, for two seasons.

The Blaugrana held the option of buying him outright for €6million (£5.2million) in 2021, which they recently took up.

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Emerson was a regular for Manuel Pellegrini last season and helped Betis reach the Europa League, providing 10 assists in the process.

“He’s one of the best full-backs in the league, he’s been called up by Brazil despite all the competition,” Ronald Koeman recently said about Emerson.

“He’ll bring us a lot physically and fits our way of playing.”

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