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“He’s useless”- Former striker has urged Tottenham Hotspur to sell 23-year-old player

By Mehdi Gokal -

Gabby Agbonlahor believes Tottenham Hotspur should sell Emerson Royal, with Inter Milan interested in the defender and Antonio Conte willing to let him go.

Emerson, who joined Spurs in the summer of 2021 from Barcelona, has been a regular for the club since then. While he has had his moments, he has many a time shown that he is not good enough for Spurs. Antonio Conte has been forced to stick with him on the right despite his poor performances due to the lack of better options

Wing-backs play an important role in Conte’s system, and Royal’s lack of offensive threat has been a major weakness in his game, as has his defending.

Hence, it is not surprising that the manager wants to get rid of him and upgrade. Former Villa striker turned pundit Gabriel Agbonlahor has also now back Spurs to sell the ‘useless’ full-back. Speaking to Football Insider, he said:

“Emerson Royal needs to go, he’s useless. If I was Spurs I would sell him, get as much money as you can for him now while you’re capable of getting a fee in. He’s just not been good enough for Spurs.”

Should the Brazilian leave, Matt Doherty and new signing Djed Spence will be the only two options at right back. Given that Conte does not have much faith in the latter, Doherty would almost certainly start games for him unless Spurs sign a new top-class right-back.

The North London club have been linked with a couple of right-backs recently including Netherlands international  Denzel Dumfries. The Dutch right-back is having a phenomenal world cup. He was involved in all three goals the Netherlands scored in the round-of-16 tie against USA. If he carries on this way his value is certain to rise.



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