Three free agent right-backs for Spurs to replace Kyle Walker

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Should Tottenham Hotspur look at a short-term deal in defence?

Tottenham Hotspur suffered a serious blow this week when it was confirmed defender Kyle Walker was out for the foreseeable future.

Walker has had to undergo abdominal surgery and no return date has been set.

The England international is Tottenham's first choice right-back, with Kyle Naughton and Eric Dier able to cover.

But should Spurs look at the free agent market to see if there is a short-term deal to be done to provide extra competition?

Here are three potential options...

Samuel Inkoom

Ghanaian international Samuel Inkoom is a free agent after his contract with Ukrainian side Dnipro expired. He has spent time on loan in Ligue 1 and in the Greek Super League in recent years and at 25-years-old has 46 caps for his country. Having narrowly missed out on the World Cup squad despite featuring in their warm-up games, he is in need of a career boost as he searches for his next club.

Dirk Marcellis

26-year-old Marcellis has played against Tottenham with PSV in the UEFA Cup, and is a former Dutch international with three caps. His career had stalled due to a knee injury he suffered at AZ Alkmaar 15 months ago, and he was released this summer. Now back to fitness, Marcellis is looking for a club and given his talent, he will be worth a gamble for somebody, even if Spurs do not take an interest.

Anthony Reveillere

Described by SkySports as the top free agent right-back on the market, Anthony Reveillere would bring experience to Tottenham's back line. At 34, he is a five time Ligue 1 winner with Lyon and has 20 French international caps. He played last season for Rafa Benitez's Napoli side, and is also capable of playing at left-back.

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