Tottenham Hotspur have now officially announced the signing of Emerson Royal from Barcelona on deadline day.
It has been a long wait on deadline day for Spurs fans across the world as they patiently refreshed their feeds for news of any incomings.
The Lilywhite faithful have finally been rewarded as the North London club announced the Barcelona right-back this evening.
Fabrizio Romano revealed earlier today that Emerson had already signed his contract with Tottenham after passing a medical. The fee agreed between Barcelona and Tottenham was said to be €25m.
Spurs now have an abundance of right-backs in Nuno Espirito Santo’s squad, including Emerson, Japhet Tanganga, Matt Doherty and Serge Aurier.
Emerson himself gave a strong hint to his upcoming arrival today when he followed Tottenham on Instagram, but Spurs fans will be happy to see official confirmation.
How do you always spend ages on making an announcement and it always end up being so incredibly anti climactic
— 🦋 Dier Prop (@diersznn) August 31, 2021
Get a striker and Aouar please ffs
— Chi Neme Rem (@Chnmrm) August 31, 2021
👏What a signing👏
— Zoe Rinõ (@zoe_rino) August 31, 2021
He must be very talented and versatile to be able to play right back, right wing, playmaker and centre forward all at the same time
— Mark Wilson (@wilspurs) August 31, 2021
Me immediately forgetting how weak this window was and just being excited to see an announcement pic.twitter.com/azzVqa5A2o
— miles. (@ghost__orchid) August 31, 2021
You guys have no idea how thrilled I am by this signing. After Barcelona bought out his shared contract w/ Betis, I thought we'd lost him for sure.
Now do what you have to do to sell Aurier &/or Doherty. This isn't the England squad where we need 1/2 a dozen RBs.
— Aaron Pitters (@aaronpitters) August 31, 2021
Yay, our 16th full back…
— Kevin Davis (@KevlarDavis) August 31, 2021
Best rb in north London
— Ray (@raymder) August 31, 2021
Great. Get 1 or 2 signings to go. Like any good club would
— Nathan (@ShelfSideNath) August 31, 2021
Great, much needed signing! Hope he doesn't freeze out Japhet, unless you'll utilise him at CB.
Surely this means Aurier is on his way out?
Just need that creative midfielder now and maybe a back-up striker if you really want to treat us, maybe I'm asking for too much! 😉
— Connor (@ctsmclovinya) August 31, 2021
Great signing now it's time to get one more player
— TTID podcast (@Yianno11) August 31, 2021
Spurs Web Opinion:
You have to take this signing outside of the context of the whole window. Spurs needed a right-back and Emerson is a great up-and-coming option. Yes, Spurs need a striker and a creative midfielder, but this signing itself is a very good one.
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