Well, Emerson Royal could soon be on the chopping block at Tottenham Hotspur.
The Brazilian right-back had a rather disappointing second season at Spurs – and a first full campaign under Antonio Conte.
His red card in the loss to Arsenal last month underscored his unreliability and yet Antonio Conte continues to play him.
Well, for now anyway.
According to 90 Min, Royal could be sold by Tottenham during the January transfer window.
The report claims the Lilywhites will be ‘happy’ to offload him or Matt Doherty – also a right-back – when the window opens again in a few months.
Royal, who cost £26m when Fabio Paratici snatched him from Barcelona in 2021 [The Sun]was called “dumb” by Chris Sutton earlier this month in a one-word review that pretty much sums it up for now.
Honestly, the South American is a liability at Tottenham and some fans might say he and Irish needs improvement.
However, both are highly unlikely to leave North London, especially with Djed Spence – another right-back – also likely to leave on a short-term loan deal somewhere. [as covered by HITC Sport] having struggled for regular football since arriving in the summer.
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