‘Reminds me of Kyle Walker’ – Roberts urges Spurs to snap up 27-year-old 

Graham Roberts
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Graham Roberts has urged Tottenham Hotspur to snap up Nelson Semedo, insisting that the Wolves star could be a perfect fit for the North Londoners.

Spurs might be in need of reinforcements at right-back with reports indicating that Serge Aurier is expected to leave the club this summer.

There are also question marks over Matt Doherty’s future at Spurs, with the former Wolves man enduring a difficult first season in North London.

However, the Republic of Ireland international knows new Spurs head coach Nuno Espirito Santo well from his time at Wolves and will be hoping that the Portuguese coach can bring the best out of him again in North London.

Some sources have indicated Tottenham could make a move for Norwich City’s Max Aarons while Brighton’s Tariq Lamptey is also rumoured to be on the club’s radar.

Additionally, the Lilywhites are also alleged to be close to completing a deal for Bologna’s Takehiro Tomiyasu, although it remains to be seen whether the club plan on employing the versatile Japanese international primarily as a centre-back or a right-back. 

Roberts believes that Semedo, who was linked with a move to Spurs before he joined Wolves last summer, could be the man to solve Tottenham’s issues at right-back.

The legendary Spurs defender told ThisIsFutbol: “I like him (Semedo), he’s a good right-back and a good defender, quick. 

“Semedo is totally different to Doherty – he’s quick, he can get forward, he can cross a ball and he can also defend.

“He reminds me of Kyle Walker, that sort of player, who can get up and down the pitch, and coming to a massive club like Tottenham, I think he would enjoy it.”

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Semedo struggled during his final season at Barcelona and he did not show enough in his first season at Wolves to suggest that he has put those struggles behind him. Despite the Nuno connection, I would be really surprised if Spurs made a move for the 27-year-old.

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