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'Some transfer news': Sky now claim that Atletico Madrid are trying to sign 'amazing' Tottenham defender

Tottenham Hotspur defender, Emerson Royal, is attracting interest from Spanish club Atletico Madrid, according to Sky Sports News.

The Brazilian defender is expected to be among the Spurs player who leave the club this summer. Despite only arriving last year, he has struggled to make a big impression on Antonio Conte and the Italian is believed to want a new right wing-back to come in during this window. That new wing-back will be tasked with competing with Matt Doherty, who rose to Conte’s asks last term before injury.

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And according to Sky Sports News just now, La Liga side Atletico are keen to sign Emerson. Sky states how the Madrid based side have a ‘long-standing interest’ in Emerson, which must stem back to his days with Barcelona and Betis.

Despite putting in what Graham Potter described as an ‘amazing‘ performance all the way back in October, it’s safe to say Royal didn’t replicate that level too often.

The Brazilian is thought to be open to a return to Spain. Spurs, meanwhile, will be looking to get some of the money back they paid just last summer. The club parted ways with more than £20m at the time, a deal which now looks a tad rushed.

TBR’s View: Emerson Royal Needs To Leave Tottenham

There is no doubting that Royal needs to move back to Spain. He isn’t quite up to task in the Premier League and that much was more than apparent last season.

Conte demands so much from his wing-backs and at times it looked like Royal just didn’t have it in him. Granted, he finished the season quite well, but he was often wasteful in good positions too.

A move to Atletico would be a bonus for him really. Going to one of Spain’s top clubs would be lovely for him.

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