La Liga expert: Tottenham fans should be thrilled by 'incredible' Emerson signing - and this is why
Emerson Royal is the “perfect” signing for Tottenham and he has come at a “cheap” price.
That is the view of former Premier League striker Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the 22-year-old he watched on numerous occasions while delivering weekly punditry for La Liga TV last season.
Tottenham confirmed the signing of Royal from Barcelona on a five-year contract on Tuesday evening.
It comes after Football Insider revealed the two clubs had agreed a £25.7million deal for the transfer of the right-back on Monday.
Royal has spent the last three seasons at Real Betis and has contributed five goals and 10 assists in 79 appearances.
When asked what Spurs fans could expect from the Brazil international, Campbell told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs:
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“Let me tell you, this guy is very, very good. He is all action. He is up and down, very quick and loves to attack.
“The way Spurs play, with the full-backs bombing on, he is perfect. He is relentless down the flank because he is an incredibly fit guy. He also has good quality on the ball so I expect him to quickly become a fan favourite there.
“For £25.7million? It is cheap money.”
Royal was one of several players to leave the Barcelona as a result of their financial problems this summer.
He featured in all three of Ronald Koeman’s side’s league games this season and started the 2-1 win over Getafe on Sunday.