Tottenham target Ricardo Pereira from Leicester City to boost their defensive options.
According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Leicester City fullback Ricardo Pereira is interesting Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho.
The Portugal international joined Leicester City from Porto for a fee in the region of 22 million euros in July 2018. His contract expires in the summer of 2023.
In 51 appearances for Leicester City, Pereira has managed to score 4 goals, and create 7 goals for his teammates.
The 26-year-old is considered to be one of the best fullbacks in Portugal. As a member of Portugal national football team, Pereira won 7 caps.
His impressive performances this season have apparently caught the eye of some of Europe’s big clubs.
The report details that Jose Mourinho feels his defense currently lacks some bite and that he could strengthen this winter. Mourinho is a long term admirer of Pereira and believes he can get the most out of the Portugal international.
Pereira’s versatile nature can help the manager to be more flexible with the formations.
According to Tribalfootball, “Leicester City fullback Ricardo Pereira is being linked with Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham. The Daily Express says the fullback fuelled speculation as he admitted the new Spurs boss is “one of the best coaches in the world”. Mourinho could pursue the 23-year-old to fill the void left by Kieran Trippier – who joined Atletico Madrid for £20million in July. Pereira, who was heavily linked to Juventus in the summer, is delighted to see The Special One back in the Premier League. Mourinho has already set his sights on a handful of players since he was appointed to replace Mauricio Pochettino earlier this week.”
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A big money bid from Tottenham could tempt Leicester City into selling their prized asset.
Signing the 26-year-old would be a masterstroke from Jose Mourinho.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Tottenham.
It will be interesting to see what happens when Tottenham come calling for Pereira this winter.
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