Emerson Royal is co-owned by Real Betis and Barcelona and Fichajes.net earlier reported his contract situation is yet to be defined.
It was also explained Arsenal want to take advantage of this situation and make an attempt for his signing in the upcoming window.
The north London club’s interest in the right-back reportedly comes as a result of Hector Bellerín’s potential exit from the Emirates after this season.
The possibility of the 22-year-old extending his stay with Betis is still not ruled out, while he continues to be of interest to Mikel Arteta’s side and Paris Saint-Germain.
Estadio Deportivo has a report on the Brazilian and they have issued a warning to all suitors, including Arsenal, that any club that will have Emerson for next season will ‘have to deal’ with an added ‘problem’.
It’s claimed the fullback will push to represent his country at the Olympic Games and if this happens, he will miss most of the pre-season preparation for the 2021/22 campaign.
Emerson has made his desire public and prefers to take part in the Olympic Games over the Copa América. His national team are also counting on him to represent them in Tokyo.
ED explain Barca will have to pay €9m to Real Betis, if they want to take him away from Manuel Pellegrini’s side.
Real Betis, for their part, would let Emerson go to Tokyo if it means they can retain him for next season.
However, considering what he offers on the pitch and the suitors interested, ‘it is very difficult to retain him’.