Report: Boost for Spurs as three South American stars travel to Newcastle

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Emerson Royal
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Football Insider have revealed that Giovani Lo Celso, Cristian Romero and Emerson Royal have all travelled with the Tottenham squad to Newcastle for today’s Premier League clash.

It appeared last week as though the three aforementioned players, as well as Davinson Sanchez, would be unavailable for the clash against Newcastle after it emerged that Tottenham had failed to convince Brazil, Argentina and Columbia to release their players early from the international break.

However, The Telegraph subsequently reported that Spurs were confident all four players would be in contention to play on Sunday despite featuring in their respective nations’ World Cup qualifiers on Thursday/Friday.

Nuno Espirito Santo revealed in his press conference on Friday that he would make a late decision on the selection of the four players.

Football Insider now claim to have heard from a Tottenham source that Romero, Lo Celso and Emerson all flew to the North East with the rest of the squad yesterday.

It remains to be seen whether they will be included in the starting line up but their availability would certainly be a big boost to Nuno.

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Emerson and Romero had their best games in a Spurs shirt in the 2-1 win over Aston Villa and so one would expect Nuno to name the same back four.

However, given that they were in action during the early hours of Friday morning (UK time), Nuno might well decide to rest one or both of them.

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