Emerson Royal has revealed why he joined Tottenham Hotspur from Barcelona in the summer
Speaking to the club’s matchday programme (h/t football.london), Emerson Royal has revealed that it was the will of Tottenham Hotspur to sign him that convinced him to make the switch from Barcelona to North London.
The 22-year-old was one of the last signings of the transfer window for Spurs but it was certainly one that needed to be completed. Given that the club have released Serge Aurier from their squad, Matt Doherty remained the only viable option in the right-back role for the club.
Thus, signing Emerson was a clever move, but the player has now revealed what convinced him to join the North London outfit from Barcelona.
The Brazilian told the club’s matchday programme (h/t football.london):
“In the summer, I was listening to some conversations. It was on the last day of the window though when I heard the proposal, and what caught my attention the most was Tottenham’s will to have me here.
“I had a family meeting the same day, and I said, ‘I want to leave, I’m going there! I can guarantee supporters that I will give my all to help drive the club back to where I feel it belongs – in the top positions, as well as in cup competitions.”
Fabio Paratici has worked wonders for the club this summer as he also brought in the likes of Bryan Gil, Cristian Romero, Pierluigi Gollini, and Pape Matar Sarr.
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Royal, however, is yet to receive some considerable game-time. Although the 22-year-old has featured in 8 games for the club, most of them have been off-the-bench as he has racked up lesser than 400 minutes.
Regardless, the Brazilian could grow into the team as the season progresses, and given that Spurs are competing in four competitions, there might be enough game-time for everybody.