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AC Milan Reportedly Open Talks With Barcelona Over Right Back

The right back has broken out this season but a deal seems complicated.

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Mundo Deportivo via are reporting that AC Milan contacted Barcelona over a possible move for their right back Emerson who is on loan at Real Betis for two seasons. The 21 year old defender has played 32 games scoring 3 goals and providing 5 assists in all competitions. His reported value is between 20-25 million euros.

Simone Cristao is reporting that the deal is complicated for two reasons:

  • The player is co-owned by Barcelona and Betis.
  • Barcelona want an outright sale with a buyback option whilst Milan want a loan with an option to buy.

Tutto Mercato Web via note that the defender's value will be inflated by about 10 million euros as Betis are supposed to receive 50% of any future resale. Thus the player will likely be able to leave for about 25-30 million euros and Barcelona would have to terminate his loan early.

Nicolo Schira notes that Betis will need to be paid 6 million for Barcelona to end the loan early with 3 million in development fees and 3 million in early termination fees. He also confirms that Betis are entitled to 50% of future sale fees.

The reports on this deal have been gathering steam but this seems like a very difficult move and an expensive one for Milan especially considering Milan have already signed Kalulu. The transfer for Dumfries seems more straightforward and cheaper than this for the moment.