Emerson Royal’s agent discusses potential Atletico Madrid transfer

Emerson Royal’s agent has revealed he has had an ‘informal conversation’ with Atletico Madrid about the wing-back, but has insisted his client is ‘very happy’ at Tottenham Hotspur.

The Brazilian was signed by Tottenham last summer for a fee around £26m and, despite playing a lot of football since then, has rather struggled for form.

Speaking to Mundo Deportivo about Emerson’s Tottenham future, his agent stated: “I had an informal conversation with Atletico Madrid, but I am not only the agent of Emerson Royal; I have other players, so I can’t confirm this information released in the press.

“Our intermediary with the press is the Portuguese journalist and neuroscientist Fabiano de Abreu Agrela. He is not only responsible for Emerson’s information, but he deals with mental and high-performance issues.

“He even revealed to me that this kind of rumour is not good for the moment, as the player is very happy at Tottenham and is living a good moment in his career, which will improve even more.”