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Tottenham transfer target coy on January move after disappointing start

Tottenham were linked with a deadline day swoop for Alvaro Pereira.

Danny Rose was one of Tottenham's more impressive performers in the 2-0 win at home to Norwich City, a sign the left-back is growing into his role at the club.

But with Spurs allowing Benoit Assou-Ekotto to go on loan to QPR on deadline day, questions regarding strength in depth at the position still exist and it would not be a surprise to see the club move in January for a new left-back.

A player who was linked on deadline day was 27-year-old Alvaro Pereira.

Pereira played against Spurs for Inter Milan last season, and built his reputation playing under manager Andre Villas-Boas in his successful Porto side.

It's fair to say though his 2013/14 season has not gone to plan so far.

The Uruguayan international has not started a single Serie A game this season for Inter, losing his place with Inter preferring a 3-5-2 formation under new boss Walter Mazzari.

Inter secured a draw against reigning champions Juventus at the weekend and Pereira watched on from the bench, for the third league game in a row an unused substitute.

He made one appearance in the Coppa Italia, a 4-0 win over minnow Citadella.

His agent Flavio Perchman has been speaking to the italian press this Tuesday and is not ruling anything out.

"The relationship with Mazzarri is good, now Alvaro is working very hard in training to convince the coach to play him Serie A.

"Obviously Pereira needs to play as at the year end is the World Cup. In December or January, we will evaluate the situation and how to move."

There is a lot of time for Pereira's fortunes to develop for better or worse between now and then, but if Spurs are looking for an addition as has been rumoured, his exploits may well be worth paying close attention to.

Would Pereira be a good addition for Spurs? Should they try to get him on loan?


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