Gianluca Di Marzio is reporting on his website that Barcelona are considering making a move for Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin as a potential replacement for Emerson, who is on his way to Tottenham Hotspur.
What’s the story?
Well-known and well-respected journalist Di Marzio is reporting on his website that Emerson is about to leave Barcelona for Tottenham.
The transfer of the 22-year-old Brazil international right-back is close to being completed, according to the Sky Italia journalist.
We covered reports from Spanish media outlets Sport and Mundo Deportivo earlier this afternoon stating that Tottenham and Barcelona have agreed on a transfer fee, and that the player is now discussing personal terms.
So, if Emerson joins Tottenham, then Barcelona will need a replacement.
According to Di Marzio, Arsenal right-back Bellerin is a player the La Liga outfit are strongly considering as a replacement.
What then for Arsenal?
Now, if Bellerin leaves for Barcelona, then it will leave Arsenal needing to sign a new right-back.
Is there enough time for the Gunners to bring in a quality right-back before the summer transfer window closes tomorrow?
Maybe Arsenal should consider keeping Bellerin, unless, of course, they already have identified a potential replacement for the Spanish right-back, who has scored eight goals in 183 appearances in the Premier League so far in his career.