Tottenham could replace failed Nuno Espírito Santo signing with former full-back

  • Tottenham Hotspur must sell players this summer
  • Ange Postecoglou wants a reshaping of the club
  • This failed Nuno Espírito Santo signing will be sold
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Tottenham Hotspur have a lot of work to do in the summer transfer window. Aussie boss Ange Postecoglou has made it abundantly clear that the club needs a reshape from head to toe and this is exactly what the higher-ups must do.

Tottenham could replace failed Nuno Espírito Santo signing with former full-back

Currently, there are too many players who are at the club without proving their worth. Of those players, the main example which springs to mind is Emerson Royal. The Brazilian full-back has done nothing since he was signed by Nuno Espírito Santo in 2021 and how he remains at the club is beyond me.

In fairness to Postecoglou, he has taken a year to settle in and he now fully understands the squad and what they are capable of - Not just on the pitch but where it matters most, the playing field. Given his ruthless decision-making and desire to turn Spurs into a superclub, it would be a huge surprise if Emerson Royal remains a Tottenham player beyond this summer transfer window.

Indeed, Tottenham are prepared to cut their loss and part ways with Emerson Royal. According to a report from Give Me Sport, Tottenham will sanction the sale of Emerson Royal in the summer transfer window, with AC Milan believed to be his most likely destination.

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The report goes even further to say that this could offer a return for the former Tottenham Hotspur full-back Kyle Walker-Peters. Not only would Walker-Peters replace Royal but he would also fulfil the necessary homegrown quota which Premier League clubs must meet to avoid breaking the rules.

Kyle Walker-Peters is a homegrown Tottenham Hotspur player, having graduated from the academy in 2015 and spent five years attempting to stamp his authority on the first-team. With just 12 Premier League appearances in five years for Tottenaham, he was eventually sold to Southampton in 2020, where he has played ever since.

Walker-Peters, who impressively achieved two England caps, could come to Tottenham Hotspur and make a name for himself under new manager Ange Postecoglou. He is versatile and has the ability to play in a few positions, including right-back and left-back. Therefore, given the imminent injury crisis which Tottenham face every season, his services will be called upon.

For now, Southampton have a EFL Championship playoff final to focus on. They will compete with Leeds United at Wembley to secure a Premier League spot for Southampton. Walker-Peters will not let a potential return to his boyhood club distract him from achieving this with the Saints.


Do you think Tottenham Hotspur should sell Emerson Royal and bring back Kyle Walker-Peters?