Tottenham Hotspur: Alasdair Gold reveals incredible Emerson Royal claim

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On the latest edition of the Gold & Guest Talk Tottenham podcast, journalist Alasdair Gold has been speaking about Hotspur’s latest signing Emerson Royal. 

Spurs secured the signing of the former Barcelona right-back on the final day of the for a fee believed to be worth in the region of £25.7m.

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The right-back played a prominent role during his time at Real Betis, where he made 34 appearances over the 2020/21 La Liga campaign and 33 in the previous season (via Transfermarkt).

With the deal taking place late on in the window, Emerson completed the deal in Barcelona and the north London club expect him at later on in the week.

Discussing the right-back’s attributes, Gold had the following to say on what he has been told to expect from the youngster from various people in the know.

“Some of the Spanish journalists I’ve spoken to that cover him have said he’s still got a lot of learning to do.

“Tim Vickery, who covers Brazilian football for various outlets, he said very much the same, like he probably hasn’t pulled up trees yet in his career, but he’s got the attributes to be something.

“Some people within Spurs have told me that physically, with his strength and the physical attributes he’ll bring, his fitness levels are going to be incredible.

“They’d say that technique-wise, that’s going to be something that he’s still got to keep working on.”

TIF Thoughts on Emerson at Spurs…

We are really interested to see what the arrival of the Brazilian will have on the progression of in the Spurs defence.

The Englishman has started all three of Tottenham’s Premier League games at right-back and impressed immensely in their opening-day victory against Manchester City.

Emerson is still a young right-back, so we think starting him in Tottenham’s Europa Conference League games to begin with may be a good move from Nuno Espirito Santo, to bed him into his new life in England.

However, having featured in Barcelona’s three La Liga games this season, it will be interesting to see if he would have the patience to bide his time with Tanganga impressing in the starting XI.

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