‘Miracle’ and ‘major success’ – Tottenham transfer seen presented as great business, reasoning explained

On deadline day, Tottenham Hotspur confirmed to have completed Emerson Royal’s signing from Barcelona.

The right-back arrived in Europe in 2019 and was co-owned by the La Liga side and Real Betis for the last two years, before he made a permanent switch to the Camp Nou back in June.

Although the defender made three appearances for Ronald Koeman’s side, Barca decided to cash in from his sale.

Sport have a short snippet on the Brazilian, titled ‘Miracle Emerson’. Within the report, it’s said the 22-year-old’s sale to Tottenham and Antoine Griezmann’s loan move to Atlético Madrid are the two deals considered as great successes at the Spanish club.

When discussing Emerson’s exit, the newspaper says the profit was ‘high’ since they got him for €9m and sold for €25m. 

His salary was low when compared to other Barca players and that was ‘one of the keys’ in his transfer as Tittenham found his wages ‘acceptable’.

Sport conclude by stating the Barcelona board view Emerson’s sale to Tottenham as a ‘major success’ of the recently concluded window.

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