Report: Conte has decided to sell 'amazing' Tottenham player for £25m this summer
Tottenham want £25 million for Emerson Royal as he could return to Spain after just one season in north London.
Paul O Keefe conducted a Twitter Space in which he offered some updates on Spurs’ transfer business in a window which has already been productive.
It was reported last week that Atletico Madrid want the Brazilian defender but it seems they are not the only Spanish club interested.
There is interest from at least one more La Liga outfit, with Antonio Conte demanding a fee which could get as high as £25 million.
Tottenham want £25 million for Royal
Sky Sports News reported that Tottenham paid £25.73 million for Royal when he joined from Barcelona last summer.
So Spurs are essentially trying to get their money back after one campaign in the Premier League, which has not really worked out.
Royal was described as ‘amazing‘ by Graham Roberts after October’s win over Aston Villa, but has has not shown that level of performance often enough.
His attacking play leaves plenty to be desired, and that is so important for a Conte side, while his defensive work is not up to scratch regularly enough either.
By hiring Conte, Daniel Levy rapidly set about undoing the mistake he made in hiring Nuno, and now he is having to reverse the mistakes the Portuguese manager made in the transfer market.
Spurs have a huge opportunity with Conte but they have to give him the players he wants, and just as importantly, get rid of the ones he does not.
It remains to be seen whether Spurs can get the fee they are asking for, and perhaps that rests on the identity of the other interested clubs.
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