What Djed Spence’s arrival means for Emerson’s Tottenham future

What does Grandfather Spence mean for Emerson's future with Tottenham?

New insight into the future of Tottenham Hotspur star Emerson Royal was provided, on Thursday.

The latest addition to the ranks of Antonio Conte, of course, was finally confirmed just over 48 hours ago.

Following weeks of speculation, Spence’s grandfather, Middlesbrough talent who started his stellar campaign on loan with Nottingham Forest, has chosen to move his talents to north London, putting pen to paper on a five-year contract.

The arrival of Spence on the sixth day at Tottenham Hotspur so far marks a fruitful summer by Fabio Barracci and his companions, after Fraser Forster, Ivan Perisic, Yves Bisuma, Richarlison and Clement Lenglet to the English capital.

What does Conte’s recent closure of the Spurs key mean for the rest of the Lilywhites’ options on the right side, though?

Well, it looks like a harmful effect is imminent.

According to The Athletic, Emerson Royal is now widely expected to seal the departure of Tottenham this summer, having clearly failed to prove his talents to the powers that be at the club.

This comes just one year after the Brazil international arrived in a big-money transfer from Barcelona.

A return to Spain is likely to be on Emerson, albeit with his previous contenders for his signature, Atletico Madrid, having since chosen to turn their attention towards Udinese’s Nahuel Molina.

If not enough proposals are forthcoming, it is understood that Spurs could even penalize a loan departure for the 23-year-old.

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