Unexpected movement in Can Barça. This Thursday the agents of Emerson Royal, new right back of the FC Barcelona, have held a meeting (of which the Catalans had knowledge) with the representatives of Inter Milan, in which a transfer from the Brazilian to Giuseppe Meazza would have been considered, as revealed by ‘Mundo Deportivo’.
The media explains that the Italian team has thought of Emerson as a replacement for Achraf Hakimi, who could leave the team in this transfer window to Paris Saint-Germain. Thus, they have summoned the agents of the new Barça player and put on the table the possibility of making a transfer for this summeror, although ‘MD’ indicates that there is another version of the events, so it is not really known what has happened between both parties.
This second story reveals that the meeting did happen, but that the outcome favors the Catalans. According to this, the agents They traveled to the Italian city to make it clear to the Inter leaders that Emerson will stay at FC Barcelona and that his intention is to fulfill his contract (until 2024, with the possibility of extending it until 2026). However, it is curious that they have traveled to Italy only to convey the refusal of the movement.
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In any case, Barça bets on the continuity of the young right-back Brazilian, for which he paid a total of nine million euros to Real Betis to get all of his rights, after having yielded him for two seasons to get ‘used to’ Spanish football. Emerson fulfilled the task and now, from the Barcelona entity, they see him as one of the great promises for the club.
The intention of the culés is, in fact, renew your contract and extend it until 2026 to make sure no suitor wants to steal it. However, there is another panorama that Barça is very aware of and that Inter (or any interested team) can take advantage of: the culés need to ‘accommodate’ their accounts and they know a handover from Emerson it can be around 25 or 30 million euros.
According to the latest reports, Ronald Koeman would have expressly requested that Emerson Royal continue at FC Barcelona and that the club did not use it as a bargaining chip to bring another player to the Camp Nou, or sell it permanently. The Dutch coach, who is preparing for his second season at the helm of the Barça bench, sees the former Betis player with an ideal profile for the team: He is a natural lane striker and performs his defensive duties very well.
The Brazilian, in fact, has been one of the most prominent players in LaLiga in recent months and he ‘earned’ a lot of praise from Pellegrini, his former coach, which made him their most used player and one of those responsible for the European ticket that the Verdiblanco team has won.