A new team-mate for Cristiano Ronaldo? Al-Nassr make £20m move for Tottenham's ex-Barcelona defender Emerson Royal. - sportupdate
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A new team-mate for Cristiano Ronaldo? Al-Nassr make £20m move for Tottenham’s ex-Barcelona defender Emerson Royal.



A new opponent for the Juventus forward? Al-Nassr acquire Emerson Royal, a former Barcelona defender for Tottenham, for £20 million.Al-Nassr are reportedly interested in Tottenham defender Emerson Royal as a potential replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo


on the field.WHAT TURNED OUT?

The Saudi Pro League club has benefited significantly from the constant influx of European-born players to the Middle East. That trend was initiated by the five-time Ballon d’Or laureate Ronaldo in January 2023, subsequent to his discharge from Premier League powerhouse Manchester United.THE MUCH LARGER IMAGE

Subsequent to that, Sadio Mane, Marcelo Brozovic, and Aymeric Laporte have also arrived in Riyadh, although the latter is reportedly experiencing unease. In the coming weeks, it is possible that another newcomer will be accepted; an initial offer was made for Emerson, a Brazilian full-back.Were you aware?

As reported by the Daily Mail, Spurs has declined an offer of £20 million ($25 million). This is due to the north London club’s injury woes this season, which have compelled Emerson to provide defensive line coverage. The Brazilian, who is nominally a full-back, has made multiple appearances at center-back for Ange Postecoglou this season.THEN WHAT?

Emerson does not have the assurance of playing time when all players are available, which may benefit Al-Nassr should they submit a more competitive bid. Since returning to Tottenham from Barcelona in 2021, the South American has accumulated 93 appearances.