football. london Tottenham Hotspur should consider a potential bid for Emerson Royal, according to an article. Fabio Paratici is understood to be busy in the January transfer window as he looks to help Antonio Conte add more depth to his squad. After that, some players can be loaned out or sold at reasonable prices to balance the finances.
Royals have had a disappointing season at Tottenham
Royal’s campaign has been mixed, with underperformance after good performances. The right-back has been brilliant defensively but has been ineffective in the final third, having provided just one assist in 18 appearances for Spurs this season.
The São Paulo-born talent failed to impress offensively after averaging 0.8 shots, 0.4 key passes and 0.7 dribbles per game, but he has 2.0 tackles per game in the Premier League Ball, 0.8 interceptions and 1.9 clearances, doing well defensively so far.However, his distribution has been tidy after completing 82 per cent of his pass attempts in England’s top flight (data from who scored).
Should Conte approve his exit?
Royal is a solid player at the back; he can clear his own line when he senses danger from an opponent and has the ability to make a couple of good runs on the left wing to stretch the opponent’s line. In addition, he is good at handling the ball and distributing it effectively, able to fight his way out of the backcourt.
However, the 23-year-old hasn’t had enough of an impact offensively, and a lack of efficiency in the final third could be a problem for the Spurs in the title race.
Conte would be wise to consider potential offers for the Brazil international and bring in a decent replacement rather than rely on his position on the right. It goes without saying that if Tottenham want to sell him in the coming months or wait until next summer to assess their possible options, they first need to identify a suitable replacement in the January transfer window.