Tue 31 August 2021 | 19:27

Tottenham sign Emerson Royal from Barcelona

Tottenham have announced the signing of Barcelona right-back Emerson Royal.

The Brazil international has put pen to paper on a 5-year deal until 2026 and will wear the No 12 Jersey at Spurs.

A Spurs statement read:

"We are delighted to announce the signing of Emerson Royal from Barcelona, subject to international clearance and a work permit.

"The right-back has signed a contract with us until 2026 and will wear the number 12 shirt. Emerson will travel to London from Spain later this week."

According to

Sky Sport News

, the Premier League club offered a bid worth €30m for the right-back, which was accepted by the Spanish club, with personal terms also agreed.



Nuno Espirito Santo

was desperate to add a defender to his rank in order to strengthen his defensive line, having played

Japhet Tanganga

at right-back in the opening Premier League games.

Emerson joined


in 2019 from Brazilian side

Atletico Mineiro

. He then moved to

Real Betis

, but returned to Camp Nou this summer.

source: SportMob

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