Tottenham eye Portuguese talent to replace Kyle Walker

According to a report from The Telegraph this afternoon, Tottenham Hotspur have an ideal replacement lined up for soon-to-be-departed full-back Kyle Walker.

Etihad bound

It has been common knowledge for some time now that English international Walker’s move to Premier League rivals Manchester City is imminent, with Spurs set to pocket a fee in the region of £40 million from the sale.

Replacement

And, it looks as though the North London club are ready to spend a large proportion of the money raised from Walker’s sale to fund a move for talented Portuguese right-back Ricardo Pereira.

Standout performer

The versatile 23-year-old has spent the past two seasons on loan at Ligue 1 side Nice from parent club Porto, excelling both at right and left back (where he can fill in when needed) as Les Aiglons secured a shock Champions League spot for next season.

Competition

A bid in the region of £20 million will reportedly be sufficient to entice Porto into a sale, though Spurs will have to move quickly for Pereira, with all of PSG, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund also said to be readying bids.

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