Spurs legend drops brutal summer signing verdict

Former Tottenham Hotspur star Graham Roberts insists that Emerson Royal looks “lost” after his move from Barcelona.

The club announced that they had secured a deal to sign the right-back in the final week of the summer transfer window.

The deal cost Spurs £25.8m and he has gone on to play twice in the Premier League, against Crystal Palace and Chelsea.

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Unfortunately for Emerson, Spurs have lost both games 3-0, leaving Roberts with significant doubts over the ability of the former Barca star.

Indeed, Emerson was perhaps only picked against Chelsea because Japhet Tanganga was sent off against Palace, having enjoyed an impressive start to the season.

Spurs will next be in action against Arsenal in a vital north London derby this weekend, and Roberts has concerns over the Brazilian, brought to the capital by Fabio Paratici.

He said: “I think the right back who’s come in looks lost at the moment, I think Tanganga has to get back in there.”

Emerson only played three times for Barcelona, spending the majority of his Nou Camp career out on loan with fellow La Liga club Real Betis.