Joao Cancelo would be brilliant signing for Tottenham

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Joao Cancelo is linked with a £21.9 million switch to Tottenham Hotspur.

Calciomercato reported on Saturday evening that Tottenham Hotspur are considering a move for Valencia right-back Joao Cancelo, after Kyle Walker left the club this week.

Tottenham received £54 million for the 27-year-old and manager Mauricio Pochettino is seemingly keen on bringing in Cancelo, who would fetch £21.9 million.

If it materialises it would be a brilliant move for Spurs.

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Cancelo, at 23, is ahead of Walker when he was that age and the Portugal international is arguably better going forward. He has eight assists in his last 52 Primera Division starts for Los Che, while the Englishman has seven in his last 64 Premier League starts.

Is he as good as Walker defensively? Perhaps not at the moment, but in time there is no reason why he wouldn't eclipse the Manchester City signing in most departments.

It could also be a great signing for the implications it has on Kieran Trippier, Walker's understudy at right-back over the past two years.

The former Burnley man will be licking his lips at the prospect of finally getting an extended run in the side, but competition is very healthy and a player of Cancelo's calibre could well help the 26-year-old improve for the Lilywhites.

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