Tottenham target Porto right-back Ricardo Pereira

Porto right-back Ricardo Pereira has emerged as a surprise target for Tottenham ahead of the summer transfer window.

According to the football transfer rumours in Portugal Media (Record), Tottenham are targeting Porto right-back Ricardo Pereira.

The Portugal international was signed by Porto in July 2013 from Vitória Guimarães for a fee of 1.6 million euros. The 23-year-old has a valid contract with Porto until June 2019. In August 2015, Pereira was sent to Nice on a two-season-long loan.

Since his arrival, Ricardo Pereira has scored two goals and provided eight assists in 57 games for Nice, including two goals and provided four assists in 30 games in all competitions this season.

The 23-year-old is considered to be one of the best right-backs in Portugal.

Ricardo Pereira has represented Portugal at Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21 level, winning 35 caps and scoring 12 goals, before making his senior international debut in November 2015. As a member of Portugal national football team, Ricardo Pereira has won two caps.

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Ricardo Pereira has been long term target of Mauricio Pochettino as the manager look to bolster his defensive options for the next season.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino wants to continue to strengthening his squad so they’re able to compete both domestically and in the Champions League next season.

Tottenham are in the market for just a handful of statement signings this summer who can improve the first-team.

The right-back can also play as a full-back, offering Mauricio Pochettino a different option should he change his formation at Tottenham.

With questions being raised concerning Kyle Walker’s future at the club, the Tottenham boss could well look to Ricardo Pereira as an ideal replacement.

According to the report from Portugal, Tottenham are preparing an offer in the region of 20 million euros for the Portugal international.

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