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'Arrived to the real world': Ramon Vega posts excited reaction to late Tottenham business

Tottenham Hotspur’s latest acquisition, Emerson Royal, has “arrived to the real world” according to Ramon Vega.

The young Brazilian signed for Spurs from Barcelona on deadline day for £25.8m on a five-year deal (BBC).

The 22-year-old defender spent the last two seasons at Real Betis before Barcelona exercised a £7.7m buyback clause in June.

During his time at Betis the defender impressed greatly, scoring five goals and registering ten assists in 79 appearances (Transfermarkt).

Tottenham fans should be excited about Emerson, and former Spurs man Vega certainly is.

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Talking on Twitter after the signing of Emerson had been confirmed by the club, Vega joked at the quick turnaround of the deal after Barcelona had re-signed the defender just a matter of months ago.

Vega, who spent four years at Tottenham between 1997 and 2001, also claimed that Emerson had “arrived in the real world” and welcomed him to “the Nr.1 club in London”.

The excitement that Vega clearly has for this deal isn’t misplaced either.

This summer saw the former Betis man feature for Brazil in the Copa America where he featured three times, including a 14-minute cameo in the final against Argentina, on his way to collecting a runners-up medal (Transfermarkt).

The Lilywhites will now just be hoping that their latest signing can go one better and help end their 13-year trophy drought this season.

The future is looking bright for Tottenham, who sit top of the Premier League going into the international break.

After three games, Spurs are yet to concede in the league, and adding Emerson to the club will only reinforce what is already proving to be a sturdy defensive line.

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