Pochettino Targets New Right-Back From Sporting Lisbon

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Reports coming from a Portugese newspaper suggest that Tottenham could make a move for Sporting Lisbon right-back Miguel Lopes in the January transfer window.

Spurs were keeping close tabs on Lopes in 2012 when Andre Villas-Boas was at the helm, and did make an inquiry, but the deal fell through in the end.

The London club reportedly have scouted Lopes during the Christmas period and are very keen on signing the 28 year-old.

Lopes seems to be out of favour at Sporting Lisbon at the moment, with the defender only making three appearances this season, and spending last season on loan at Lyon.

Reports say that Mauricio Pochettino is looking for a right-back to challenge Kyle Walker for his first team spot. However, it is highly likely that these reports have no truth to them at all, as Tottenham already have three right-backs currently at the club. Kyle Naughton could leave the club this January if Daniel Levy is willing to negotiate with other clubs. But that would still leave both Kyle Walker and DeAndre Yedlin. It is hard to see where Miguel Lopes would fit in at Spurs if he was to join.