Barcelona’s financial crisis laid bare as Tottenham take advantage with surprise €30m capture

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It’s been a summer of upheaval for Barcelona, and with a day left of the transfer window, that seems as if it will continue until the very last moment.

Having only just arrived at the Camp Nou after the Catalans exercised a buy back clause from Real Betis, Emerson Royal had already detailed on social media how happy he was.

However, the late interest of Tottenham Hotspur has seen his outlook change dramatically, to the point where he will be plying his trade in the English Premier League during 2021/22, not in La Liga.

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Journalist, Fabrizio Romano, has reported that the deal will be finalised today at €30m including add-ons, with an announcement to be made after the player’s medical has been completed.

The deal brings Barcelona’s financial plight into even sharper focus, given that Emerson had kept Sergino Dest out of the side this season, indicating that, perhaps, he had become Ronald Koeman’s first choice in the position.

Against Getafe on Sunday, he didn’t have the best game, and it’s entirely possible that on the strength of that 90 minutes alone, Barcelona thought they’d cash in whilst they had the chance.

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