Tottenham signs right back Emerson Royal from Barcelona

He becomes the fifth signing for Spurs in the current transfer window following the arrivals of goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini, winger Bryan Gil, defender Cristian Romero and midfielder Pape Sarr.

FILE PHOTO: Emerson featured in all three of Barcelona's opening league games this season and was part of the Brazil squad that lost to Argentina in the Copa America final in July.   -  REUTERS

Tottenham Hotspur has completed the signing of right-back Emerson Royal on a five-year contract from Barcelona, the clubs said on Tuesday.

Barca said Spurs had paid a fee of 25 million euros ($29.51 million) for the 22-year-old Brazil international.

Emerson moved to LaLiga in June 2019 from Atletico Miniero in the Brazilian top tier, initially joining Real Betis on loan before coming back to Barcelona at the end of last season.

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"We are delighted to announce the signing of Emerson Royal from Barcelona... the right-back has signed a contract with us until 2026 and will wear the number 12 shirt," Tottenham said in a statement.

"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," the club added.

Emerson featured in all three of Barcelona's opening league games this season and was part of the Brazil squad that lost to Argentina in the Copa America final in July.

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He becomes the fifth signing for Spurs in the current transfer window following the arrivals of goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini, winger Bryan Gil, defender Cristian Romero and midfielder Pape Sarr.

Spurs have won their opening three Premier League games and sit top of the table. They travel to Crystal Palace on September 11 after the international break.

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