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Tottenham Hotspur Hit With Transfer Blow As Latest Player Rejects Move

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Tottenham Hotspur Hit With Transfer Blow As Latest Player Rejects Move

Tottenham Hotspur have been dealt a blow ahead of Tuesday's transfer deadline, as a second defender from La Liga has turned down a move to the club.

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Spurs have started life under Nuno Espirito Santo surprisingly well and head the Premier League going into this week's international break, after three wins from three.

They were handed a huge boost last week when Harry Kane announced he was staying at the club, leading to the incredibly dramatic Cristiano Ronaldo transfer saga.

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With Kane not leaving, it has left the north London club with time to sort out their own incomings, before the transfer window closes at 11pm on Tuesday, but they've been hit by one player turning them down.

According to reports, Spurs had made a move for Barcelona full back Emerson Royal, which was turned down. There has been talks of a second bid but, according to Mundo Deportivo, the Brazilian right back doesn't want to move.

Emerson Royal reportedly doesn't want to leave Barcelona. Image: PA Images
Emerson Royal reportedly doesn't want to leave Barcelona. Image: PA Images

The story claims that Emerson would increase his wages if he moved to the Premier League club but his dream has always been to make it at Barcelona.

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The 22-year-old has spent the previous two and a half seasons on loan at Real Betis, after signing to Barca from Atletico Mineiro in January 2019, and played 79 times for his temporary club.

He moved back to the Nou Camp this summer and has already played in Ronald Koeman's side's first three league games of the new campaign.

Whilst Barca rejected the first offer, and do want to keep the player, it was thought that they could be tempted to sell if they received a high enough offer, considering the club's still precarious financial state.

However the player's desire to stay would seem to rule out Tottenham, even if they did bid enough for the right back.

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It is the second time this summer that Tottenham's willingness to meet a transfer fee has become irrelevant when bidding for a defender from La Liga.

Torres also reportedly turned down Tottenham. Image: PA Images
Torres also reportedly turned down Tottenham. Image: PA Images

Earlier this month, Espirito Santo's side reportedly made a move for Villarreal defender Pau Torres, who was previously linked with the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester United.

The Premier League leaders supposedly made an offer that activated the player's release clause but he had no interest in moving to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, as he wanted to move to a 'big club.'

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Spurs did add Cristian Romero to their defence earlier in the summer.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Football, Premier League, La Liga, Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur, Transfers

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