Here is your Tottenham morning digest on Monday, August 30.
Tottenham manager Nuno Espirito Santo has revealed that Moussa Sissoko was never in his thinking ahead of this weekend as Spurs narrowly edged Watford in the Premier League.
Sissoko made an immediate return to the club he left only two days prior to the game as he suffered defeat against the north Londoners on Sunday afternoon.
Nuno said in his post-match press conference: “He joined Watford today, we worked together for a few weeks. I have huge respect for Moussa, huge and I just want to wish him all the best at Watford because it has been a pleasure. I have big admiration for Moussa. A true gentleman.”
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New Emerson Royal bid prepared
Tottenham Hotspur are set to make a new offer the Barcelona defender Emerson Royal tomorrow, according to TNT Sports reporter Marcelo Bechler.
The report claims that Barcelona did not initially wish to sell the Brazilian international, but now want at least €30million (£25.7million).
Sky Sports reported earlier today that Spurs were in talks with Barcelona, having proposed two different options; a straight purchase and one that would see Serge Aurier join the Catalan giants.
Royal joined Barcelona in 2019 from Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro and has been on loan at Real Betis for the past three seasons.
Tottenham urged to beat Arsenal to late Houssem Aouar signing
Former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Paul Robinson has urged Spurs to sign Houssem Aouar ahead of Arsenal before the end of the transfer window.
With the August 31 deadline fast-approaching, both Spurs and the Gunners are still looking in the market for additional signings over the next two days.
Although Spurs are in great form on the pitch, Robinson thinks that Nuno Espirito Santo could improve his squad even more with the signing of Aouar.
“When you look at the current market, you would probably say that’s a bargain. That type of price for that type of player is not a risk,” Robinson said.
“Tottenham would be getting a top-quality player and a player of similar quality would probably cost £50million-60million.”
“If Spurs could get Aouar for less than £25million it would be good business.”
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