5 Kyle Walker replacements

With Kyle Walker (regrettably) nearing his £50m Tottenham exit, we look at 5 possible replacements.


1) Ricardo Pereira – 23 years old – Porto

The most linked replacement for Kyle Walker. Pereira impressed during a 2 year loan at Nice and has now returned to parent club Porto. The rapid Portugese international caught the eye in France – helping Nice to a third place finish. Better still, Pereira has a modest buy-out clause of £22m – a “steal” in today’s transfer market.


2) Benjamin Henrichs – 20 years old – Bayer Leverkusen

Fresh reports today (B/R) believe we are interested in the German full back. Henrichs impressed against Spurs in the Champions League and is thought to have been monitored since. According to Squawka, Henrichs was the most impressive player for Bayer over the two legs. Young and one for the future, Pochettino could develop him into a star for years to come.


3) Rafael – 27 years old – Lyon

A surprise addition to the rumours list is ex-Man United right back Rafael. The Brazilian had a mixed time in England but has enjoyed his time in France with Lyon. A French media journalist for L’Equipe is reporting the rumour (not the most reliable) but at 27 years old I can’t imagine he fits the bill for us. On the flip side, he does have Premier League experience.


4) Cedric Soares – 25 years old – Southampton

Tottenham and Southampton don’t have the best of relationships. First we stole Pochettino, then Alderweireld, then Wanyama… now Soares? The Daily Mirror reported that we are chasing their Portuguese right back Soares last month as a possible replacement for Walker. Soares is hot property right now with Barcelona and Juventus both chasing him. He won the Euros with Portugal in 2016 and could be a good addition for Spurs.


5) Kieran Trippier (26) & Kyle Walker-Peters (20) – Tottenham

With all the rumours surrounding us signing a replacement, do we not have this already? Trippier fought Kyle Walker towards the end of the season and was first choice for Pochettino by the end. His form was impressive enough for an England call up and his assists match that of Walker despite very limited playing time.


Add to that the exciting prospect of Kyle Walker-Peters who is currently training with the first team and scored in a recent friendly win. Do we really need to sign another right back?


Let us know your thoughts.

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