Tottenham Hotspur right wing-back Emerson Royal is not believed to be looking for a January move away from north London despite the recent reports on his future.
There have been some reports to emerge over the last couple of weeks suggesting Antonio Conte could sanction the Brazilian’s exit this month following a bust-up at the Hotspur Way training ground between Emerson and a member of the coaching staff.
And there have even been some claims the 23-year-old has been receiving interest from teams in both Spain and Italy already this month.
But it seems as if, despite the recent backlash from the fans, Emerson is still determined to turn his luck around in north London over the remainder of the 2022/23 campaign.
This has been suggested by the journalist Ryan Taylor who has been speaking about the wing-back’s future on Chris Cowlin’s YouTube channel:
(18:50) “I think Alasdair Gold wrote a piece today that Emerson Royal’s representatives are not actively looking to leave the club, he’s very much happy even though you know, his football time has deteriorated recently.
“And that’s kind of the messages that I’ve received as well. There’s been a lot of links to Emerson Royal with Italian clubs and Spanish clubs. There’s actually nothing happening at the moment.”
It has to be said it is slightly surprising to hear these comments from Taylor when Emerson is enduring such a difficult spell in his career in north London.
The Brazilian’s output has simply not been good enough for a Conte wing-back with the 23-year-old only coughing up one goal and two assists under the Italian manager (via Transfermarkt).
And this has seen the fans vent their anger when Emerson has been brought on as a substitute ahead of Djed Spence in recent weeks with some of the fanbase booing the Brazilian’s entry to the pitch.
So with this in mind, it would probably seem the right time for a player to move on with everything seemingly going against him at Tottenham.
But it seems as if he is intent on giving it a real go in north London and wants to attempt to see out this wave of negativity against him that has been so evident over recent weeks.
And for that, you have to admire his attitude. In a recent interview with Alasdair Gold, this was evident with the Brazilian opening up on the last few weeks and admitting he is trying to improve:
“I prefer to dedicate myself 100% to what I can do. Sometimes things go well, sometimes they don’t, but it is not for lack of will and dedication,” Emerson said.
After all, there was a story to emerge earlier in the season suggesting Emerson has stumped up huge amounts of money to help progress as a wing-back.
Although his attitude is admirable, we do still have concerns over his output on the pitch which is clearly not anywhere near what Conte would expect from one of his wing-backs.
With this in mind, if a club does come in with a solid offer for Emerson this month, perhaps the club should take the decision away from the player and do what is best for Tottenham.