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Tottenham Hotspur: Fans react as Emerson Royal details emerge

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Lots of Tottenham Hotspur fans have taken to Twitter to respond to a claim regarding their new signing at right-back, Emerson Royal. 

According to reports, the 22-year-old had a release clause at his former club, Barcelona, worth €300m (£257.6m), however, Spurs have secured the Brazilian for just £25.7m.

Who should start at right-back for Spurs?

Emerson Royal

Emerson Royal

Japhet Tanganga

Japhet Tanganga

Matt Doherty

Matt Doherty

It is believed Tottenham’s north rivals, Arsenal, were also interested in bringing the right-back to the Premier League this summer, but were beaten to the signing by the Lilywhites.

Spurs fans flocked to the tweet from Football For All relaying the claim to emerge as they shared their admiration for the job done by Fabio Paratici and in the signing of Emerson.

What exactly did these Spurs fans have to say?

“Levy’d”

“Paratici does what he wants, when he wants, how he wants”
“Money can buy anything”

The Brazilian had only just returned to Barcelona this summer after the side activated his buy-back clause having previously sold him to Real Betis.

Although reports have suggested the right-back took some convincing on the move to north London, one thing that is certain is the Tottenham fans’ delight at getting the player for what seems to be a cut-price.

That said, given that release clauses are extremely common in Spain, perhaps it is no surprise that there was such an apparent reduction in the transfer fee.

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