Woodgate admits Emerson is not used to the style of play in England after two years in Spain.
And he reckons Spence would be much more suited to Antonio Conte’s team than the former Barcelona star.
“If you play in La Liga like Emerson Royal has, balls don’t really go into the box that much to the back post,” Woodgate added.
“You don’t need to do that much defending. In the Premier League, it happens week in, week out.
“I’ve watched Emerson Royal and Djed Spence for Nottingham Forest, and Spence looks a different level, compared to him.”
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