Tottenham Hotspur are showing an interest in signing Leicester City right-back Ricardo Pereira, that is according to a report from Het Nieuwsblad via Sport Witness.
Could Tottenham tempt Ricardo Pereira from Leicester?
The Portuguese international has been a regular this season for the Foxes and has produced some impressive performances.
Indeed he has played every minute of their Premier League campaign so far, helping the team to seven clean sheets in 17 matches whilst also scoring two goals and providing an assist (Transfermarkt).
Meanwhile, right-back has been a problem area for Spurs, who never signed a replacement for Kieran Trippier in the summer after allowing him to leave for Atletico Madrid.
Serge Aurier has been the first choice, but whilst he does have attacking qualities there are lots of question marks about his defensive capabilities. Indeed on average he wins just 54.6% of his ground duels and 51% of his aerial duels per game and loses possession 15.5 times per match (SofaScore).
Kyle Walker-Peters is the alternative option, but he has barely featured this term and hasn’t played at all in the Premier League since August (Transfermarkt).
It is therefore easy to see why Jose Mourinho may be looking to bring in a right-back in the near future and it seems that Pereira would be an extremely popular signing amongst the clubs supporters if they did manage to pull it off.
Here is what some had to say on Twitter…
This is the one I’ve been hoping for pic.twitter.com/rcEYVzL6tt
— Mouri Mauri (@MouriMauri) December 18, 2019
We should be going all out for this guy!
— James – I follow back (@JamesSpurs1882) December 18, 2019
He is the solution. Should have signed him 2 years ago but now he will cost £50-£60m
— GAVIN D (@gavindavies80) December 18, 2019
— Brian (@Airborneenvy) December 18, 2019
Would absolutely love this signing. Quality rb
— John Michael Duby Jr (@JM_Duby) December 18, 2019
We should be going all out
— Pessimistic Spurs Fan (@Bartholemwhosav) December 19, 2019
I AM ON MY KNEEEEEEEES
— Moussa Sissolid (@mentalmoussa) December 19, 2019
Him or max aarons are the only rb i want this season they would be class
— BidoShalaby🇪🇬 (@BidoShalaby92) December 19, 2019
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