01/10/2021; 12:17 PM By : Steven D. Thompson
Tottenham’s search for a right-back led to signing Brazilian full-back Emerson Royal from FC Barcelona in the summer. The jury is still out on the defender as he tries to impress his new fans. The player, in a recent interview quoted by Football.London, revealed what Spurs did to get him to join the London side.
Tottenhamd the season like a house on fire, but whatever was making the house burn seems to have been doused as the team went from a three-match winning streak to a three-game losing streak.
The London side opened their campaign with a 1-0 win over defending champions Manchester City. They followed that up with another 1-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers and Watford. These victories put Spurs at the summit of the table before consecutive 3-0 defeats to Crystal Palace, and Chelsea jolted them back to reality.
The ghost of seasons past is back at Spurs, but within this, Emerson Royal believes that the club would soon be back where he feels they belong.
Emerson was not having the best of times at Barcelona. He was signed by the Spanish giants and then shipped out on loan to Real Betis, where he made 67 appearances in two seasons. He returned to a financially disadvantaged Barcelona, who were shedding weight to straighten their books. The situation at Barcelona meant that the Brazilian was surplus to requirement.
Emerson joined Tottenham on deadline day for a reported fee of £25.8 million. Spurs turned down the chance to sign Tomiyasu, who eventually joined Arsenal. The 22-year-old Sao Paulo born defender has revealed what convinced him to join Spurs.
Emerson suggests it was the club’s will to bring him to London that caught his attention. He claims he had been listening to some conversations and knew there was an interest in his services. Emerson, however, put it all down to a conversation between clubs. He said it was on the last day that he heard of the proposal.
Emerson claims he heard of the proposal on the final day of the transfer window and had a family meeting where he told his family he wanted to leave. According to him, he had to take the chance to play in the Premier League.
He says the team is full of good professionals and can compete well. He expects the team to finish high up the table.
He is grateful to the club for bringing him to London, and he hopes to develop at Tottenham. The young Brazilian feels very much at home at Tottenham and has given the supporters that he will give his all to take the club where he believes it belongs.
Two of Tottenham’s last three league games have provided for the Brazilian.
The club hopes he will be the team’s long-term right-back.