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Emerson Royal completes Tottenham medical ahead of move from Barcelona - report

The Brazilian’s move to North London is all but done

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Barcelona full-back Emerson Royal is set to join Tottenham Hotspur on a €30 million deal and has already completed his medicals, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Emerson was allowed to miss training with his Barça teammates on Tuesday to fly to North London in order to complete the move, which should be announced very shorty. I suspect Emerson is currently posing for photos in front of a green screen so the Spurs social media team can craft a nice little GIF for the announcement because that’s football these days.

The full details of the deal, according to Spanish media: €25 million up front and €5 million on performance bonuses. 20% of the money will go to Real Betis as they owned part of Emerson’s contract, so Barça will eventually take in €24 million from a player who made two total appearances for the club. Not too bad.