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Tottenham eyeing Real Betis defender Emerson

Tottenham are eyeing Real Betis defender Emerson.

Mundo Deportivo reports the 21-year-old Emerson is wanted by Spurs boss Jose Mourinho.

The South American initially joined the Nou Camp club in January 2019 from Atletico Mineiro in a deal worth around £11million.

Both Barcelona and Real Betis agreed to pay half that figure each for the star.

Each side co-own Emerson but he has played for Betis since, with Barca having an option to sign him permanently for £5m next year.

So, in theory, the one-capped Brazil ace will move to the La Liga powerhouses at the end of next season.

However, it has now emerged Spurs are ready to test the water and see whether they can convince Barca to cash-in.

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