Emerson Royal joined Tottenham from Barcelona on transfer deadline day.

Emerson Royal has conceded that he was ‘hurt’ by the way Barcelona handled his sale to Tottenham on transfer deadline day. The full-back became Nuno Espirito Santo’s final signing of the summer window after arriving in a £25million deal.

Royal started Barca’s first two matches of the La Liga season but was allowed to leave with fewer than 24 hours left of the transfer window and joined Spurs on Tuesday.  

The Catalan club are trying to ease huge debts and offloaded a couple of players in the final days of August.