Barcelona may consider selling Emerson Royal if a good enough bid is made for the Brazilian this summer, according to reports in the Catalan media.
Arsenal, along with Villarreal, Borussia Dortmund, Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan are all thought to be interested in the right-back.
Emerson is currently playing for Real Betis but he is expected to move to Barca at the end of the season for €9m. That doesn’t mean the 22-year-old will stay with the La Liga club, though, and it seems the Gunners could still snap him up. Fans on Twitter would be in favour of the club securing his services:
Buy him now
— mustafa (@mustafa35672130) May 19, 2021
good replacement for bellerin
— ً (@irsyadkhairr_) May 19, 2021
Bring him home
— steezier (@skittlesssssss_) May 19, 2021
Bellerin + 5 million. Who says no?
— Aryan (@AFCAryann) May 19, 2021
Swab with bellerin is not a bad idea
— guled (@guled49) May 18, 2021
Barca is broke any type of offer will be irresistible.
— Stu AFC (@fundraiser360) May 18, 2021
Let’s swap Emerson with Bellerin + cash!
— じぇふ (@TomTomTom135) May 18, 2021
It was reported at the weekend that Barcelona may ask for a fee in the region of €22m (£19m) for the player, which means he is likely to be cheaper than Norwich’s Max Aarons who could cost as much as £30m.
Funds to sign Emerson should not be an issue if Hector Bellerin does leave the Emirates, with the Spaniard likely to be offloaded for a similar figure.