Tottenham Hotspur could be willing to sell Emerson Royal, according to The Sun’s Tom Barclay, despite the Brazilian starting both of the club’s first two Premier League games of the season.
Spurs strengthened their right-wing-back position this summer by signing Djed Spence from Middlesbrough.
Emerson has been linked with moves to Atletico Madrid, AS Roma, and Juventus in recent months. But despite the reports, Conte has given him the nod to start Spurs’ opening two Premier League games and has already got an assist to his name.
Tom Barclay still believes that the right wing-back is the one first-team player that could be sold if Spurs receive the right offer for him.
He told GIVEMESPORT:
You’d think if Tottenham get a good bid for Emerson Royal, they might let him go, but there’s no guarantee and for the rest of the team, no.
“They’re all trying to hang onto their first team spots, and I don’t think Spurs will be letting any of them go.”
Despite speculations about his future, Royal is letting his football do the talking. He was the third-best player on the pitch against Southampton, outperformed only by Dejan Kulusevski and Heung-Min Son.
The Brazilian may not be Conte’s long-term solution, but he’s had a strong start to the season given the circumstances. And I personally wouldn’t be surprised if Tottenham decides to keep the Brazilian this summer and reassess the situation in January.