The deal should finally see an end to Nuno Espírito Santo’s right-back struggles. Ever since taking the managerial role at the club, the former Wolverhampton Wanderers boss has been forced to place square pegs in round holes. And that’s nothing against Japhet Tanganga, he has done a stellar job, but, the fact remains, he is not a right-back.
Now, with Royal to choose from, Santo should be able to hand Tanganga a much-needed opportunity from centre-back, his natural position, over the likes of Eric Dier.
Emerson Royal Completes Tottenham Hotspur Move
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Move All but Spells the End of Serge Aurier’s Spurs Spell
Yet to play this season, Serge Aurier’s position, or lack of it, at Tottenham Hotspur is no secret. It is clear that the Frenchman wants to leave, and that the north London club would like to oversee a move for him. Royal’s move all but confirms that.
Before the transfer, Santo would still have thought of Aurier as an emergency option. With Emerson Royal, however, the former Wolves boss can simply place Tanganga as one of the backup options, leaving the aforementioned Aurier surplus to requirements.
Having enjoyed the only 100% start to the current Premier League campaign, Nuno Espírito Santo will be delighted with the start that he has made at Spurs, especially in the midst of the Harry Kane departure in the opening two fixtures. Heading into the international break, however, Santo has Kane at his disposal, an inform Hueng-min Son and Dele Alli, plus a couple of new names to pick. The fact is, a month into his reign, it is a case of, so far, so good.
Of course, consistency is key, but, there is no better way to start a new season, than by sitting top of the league.
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