- Emerson Royal has opened up on how unhappy he was when he discovered he was to be sold by Barcelona
- The 22-year-old was surprised a deal was negotiated on him to completed a summer transfer to Premier League side Tottenham
- Spurs paid £26million for the right-back who could make his debut against Crystal Palace in their next game
Spurs paid £26million for the exciting right-back who graduated from La Blaugrana academy and spent last season on loan at Real Betis.
The 22-year-old has played in the first three matches for Ronald Koeman's men this season and was in the starting XI for Real Sociedad.
However, after the 2-1 win at Getafe, Royal was sold to Nuno Spirit Santo's side in a race against time deal.
Spurs were happy to announce their new boy on social media as they terminated Serge Aurier's contract who is now a free agent.
Surprisingly, Royal who is supposed to be excited about playing in the Premier League let the cat out of the bag in his interview with Marca.
"When I arrived I was sure that Barcelona did not want to sell me, but seeing what (happened) in the past it is clear to me that when they signed me they already had the idea of selling me in mind.
"I thought the club wanted me to stay.
"I played on Sunday as a starter, the next day I woke up and went to train quietly.
"There I already began to see that a lot of things were coming out; that Tottenham were talking to Barcelona, that they had almost done it... I didn't understand anything about what was happening because I didn't know anything.
"In the afternoon the club called me to go to the Ciudad Deportiva because they wanted to talk to me and there I already found out that they wanted to sell me.
"They began to tell me that the club's situation was not good, that it was going through a difficult time and that it was better for them to sell.
"I told them my intention was to stay because I had the illusion of playing here and contributing things to Barcelona."
Dele Alli on Mourinho
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Dele Alli has expressed appreciation to current Tottenham manager Nuno Espirito Santo for using him in his preferred position thereby aiming a dig at former Spurs' gaffer Jose Mourinho.
Tottenham on Sunday, August 22, continued their impressive run this season in the Premier League by beating Wolves 1-0 in which Dele Alli got the needed goal via a penalty.
This is the first time since March 2020 that the England international will be scoring his first Premier League goal for Tottenham and this is expected to boost his morale this term.