Porto playing hardball over Pereira?

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Porto are said to be holding out for as close the £22million release clause for Ricardo Pereira as possible, according to Sky.

Following Kyle Walker’s departure to Manchester City for around £50million, Spurs are now in the market for another right-back to push Kieran Tripper for the starting berth this season.

The Portuguese outfit are probably thinking that Spurs should stump up the full £22million, considering what they have received for Walker and would still have half of the transfer fee received.

Some suggest that Porto could accept a bid for around £16million, but they are in the process of balancing their books so are looking to recoup as much as they possibly can.

Kyle Walker-Peters is expected to go out on loan once Tottenham manage to bring in another right-back.

Do you think Kieran Trippier should be first-choice right-back?  Have your say below

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    • Have you been watching spurs? He is better than walker…..defensive game has improved and his attacking qualities are far better than walker. Tripper will be first choice for spurs and England

      • You make a good point but defensively he isn’t very good. He isn’t good at getting back and he doesn’t have much pace.

    • Trippier isn’t the finished article defensively I agree, but to say he’s a poor defender is silly, also look up his stats, on the attacking front he’s much more potent that Walker ever was and this is what Poch wants from his wing backs. In a 3 man defence, Trippier’s failings, albeit small, wouldn’t be as much of a problem due to the extra cover a 3 man brings to the table. Giving him more chances to get forward and ping crosses in that Walker could only dream of.

      And lets not forget the mistakes Walker was prone to make, not getting back quickly enough and relying on his pace to get him out of trouble, worked sometimes, sometimes not. He was responsible for crucial errors that resulted in a goal given and a loss or a draw in vital games. I liked Walker, but he wasn’t perfect and a total of 54 million for him is bloody good business, as long as Levy buys in a quality replacement.


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