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Recruitment insider: Conte prepared to part with 21-year-old this summer

By Harry Hotspur -

Interesting twist perhaps here from Football Insider, who claims to have contact with someone at Tottenham Hotspur’s recruitment operation. The suggestion is that Emerson Royal is one casualty of this summer’s transfer window, which Antonio Conte would be willing to take.

Atlético Madrid is cited as the frontrunner in this aspect, which may (or may not) make sense, based upon the last right back we sold them turned out to be a genuine asset.

Indeed, whether one cares to acknowledge it or not; Spurs have sold off a good many players in recent years who haven’t worked under the ENIC brand of THFC but have gone on to thrive elsewhere.

For me, Emerson started poorly but clearly took instruction well enough and made a demonstrable improvement. If Spurs are to let him go, then the inbound player needs to be a ready-to-go, clear upgrade.

I’ve nothing against the suggested target, Djed Spence, other than the somewhat limited nature of his tangible achievements for Nottingham Forest. I’d prefer to keep Emerson, buy Spence and loan him back to Forest.

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Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
1 month ago

Atletico Madrid have a problem as they have exceeded their wage structure, mainly due to Griezmann’s salary. They certainly won’t be able to buy him.

Brick Top
Brick Top
1 month ago

My issue with Royal is that he’s a bland player, average in every way. He can probably become a decent player. Spence is still raw, but looks very promising. He’s also entertaining. I gotta be honest, the modern game is more dull than ever and the last thing I need is dull football week in week out. I’d easily take Spence over Royal.

Paddio
Paddio
1 month ago

if Doherty stayed fit I don’t think Royal would have got game time.
Plus we adapted the system to shoe horn him in, rather than he became good enough (thats not to say he didn’t improved) in his own right.
Spence is probably a like for like ability wise replacement, except you would think he’d be further ahead if he had 8 months of Conte in his ear.

Brick Top
Brick Top
1 month ago
Reply to  Paddio

It’s true, the tactics masked Royal’s weaknesses. He’s pretty much useless in the attacking third. I could say the same for Reggie

Jay
Jay
1 month ago

Every time I read the words ‘prepared to part with’ I worry it’s going to be Rodon.. I really think he has a sparkling future ahead and I hope it is with us.

Dino
Dino
1 month ago
Reply to  Jay

None of our managers have taken to Rodon other than Maureen in the last 2-3 months of his reign…Conte needs fullbacks who can cross a ball & can defend reasonably… you would like to think these can be coached but that’s not always the case..sometimes players make mistakes at one club & need a move to help wipe the slate clean. I’d be happy to see Royal moved on,but I haven’t seen enough of Spence to consider him an upgrade.

East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago
Reply to  Dino

Jose hardly played him either, a handful of times at best.

Paranoid Android
Paranoid Android
1 month ago
Reply to  Jay

Good enough for Wales but not good enough for us?? The mind boggles!! He’s been superb for Wales in the Nations League and World Cup qualifiers. He’s got so much upside so unless he’s terrible in training and a troublemaker I really can’t see the problem with him.

Last edited 1 month ago by Paranoid Android
ForzaSpurs
ForzaSpurs
1 month ago

We only see around 90 minutes of a player at a time. The coaching staff see them hours every day.To be a starter for Wales doesnt warrant you to be a starter for Spurs. We are playing in the most competitive league in the world. The same argument can be made for Sanchez, lo Celso ,Bergvyn etc All stars for their national teams and even then those teams are more competitive than Wales

East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago
Reply to  ForzaSpurs

They play for national teams that aren’t that good and I would question the term ‘stars’. Bergwjin is part of a pretty average Ducth side, Wales are Wales, Columbia? Lo Celso is the probably the pick of them, but it seems perhaps not suited to English football. Great scouting again, oh sorry Poch wasn’t it? No, the club signed him when Jose was manager. 🤔

Paranoid Android
Paranoid Android
1 month ago
Reply to  ForzaSpurs

Yes, the PL is the most competitive league in the world but the World Cup and Nations League qualifiers are not exactly poor, are they? Rodon has never been given a consistent run in the team to prove how good he is. If he’d done that and was not much good then fair enough but I can only judge by what I see and he’s solid. If they didn’t rate him, why buy him? As for the others they’ve all had some form of run or starts a lot more than Rodon (except, I suspect Bergy) so we know how they don’t cut mustard. Do we know that with Rodon? As for Wales as a team, they’ve punched far above their weight for some time now, why do you think that is? Because they have the right players in the right positions and play as a team. Rodon is part of that so why not give him a chance?

Last edited 1 month ago by Paranoid Android
Archibald&Crooks (SC)
Archibald&Crooks (SC)
1 month ago
Reply to  Jay

Well said Jay loan him but dont sell him.
I see Marbella Ella included him with the deadwood I wont forget that.

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