Tottenham want £35million-rated right-back who had 'love' from Man United and Barcelona as Emerson Royal replacement

Tottenham are interested in bringing in AS Monaco full-back Vanderson as a replacement for Emerson Royal, according to reports.

The 22-year-old Brazilian has been identified as one of Spurs’ options should Royal leave, with the north London club already rejecting a bid from Al Nassr for him in January.

Vanderson (right) faced Arsenal in the Emirates Cup last year

According to football transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the Spurs defender – whose contract ends in June 2026 – is expected to leave Spurs for AC Milan.

Reports also state Monaco want more than €40million [£35million] fee for Vanderson.

However Spurs are said to be keen on the right-back, who started his career at Gremio after coming through their academy.

He joined Monaco in 2022 for €11million [£9million] on a five-year deal.

Vanderson then penned a year-extension to that deal in February this year, keeping him at the club until 2028.

He’s now made 84 appearances for the French side, scoring six goals and bagging nine assists in that time.

The youngster has experience in the Europa League with Monaco, making eight appearances in the competition.

Vanderson has made two appearances for Brazil, too, being handed his debut in a 4-1 win over Guinea in June 2023.

Vanderson would come in for Royal should he move on

He was previously linked with European giants Manchester United and Barcelona, with the full-back admitting those reports made him feel ‘fantastic’.

“It’s great to hear that Barça and United love you,” he said last September, as per Dario AS.

“It’s fantastic to know that your name is mentioned in the big clubs. We’re starting the season well with Monaco, now I’m focused only in that.”

Monaco went on to finish second in Ligue 1, nine points off champions Paris Saint-Germain.

Meanwhile, Timo Werner has rejoined on loan for another season from RB Lepizig, whilst Lucas Bergvall has joined from Djurgarden for £8.5million.

Spurs released Eric Dier, Ivan Perisic, Ryan Sessegnon, Japhet Tanganga this summer.