Ricardo Pereira offers no promises over his future, Spurs allegedly ready to pay release clause

Ricardo Pereira celebrates scoring for Nice

Porto's Ricardo Pereira is reportedly wanted by Tottenham.

Ricardo Pereira celebrates scoring for NiceRicardo Pereira celebrates scoring for Nice

Porto full back Ricardo Pereira has offered no promises over his future amid links to Spurs, but did tell O Jogo that he is a fan of new manager Sergio Conceicao.

Pereira, 23, has returned to Porto after two seasons out on loan at French side Nice, where he excelled to help the club quality for the Champions League this past season.

Portugal's Ricardo Pereira in action with Germany's Dominique HeintzPortugal's Ricardo Pereira in action with Germany's Dominique Heintz

The Portuguese international notched two goals and four assists in 24 Ligue 1 appearances this past season, flourishing under Lucien Favre in the South of France.

Now, having impressed so much for Nice, speculation surrounds his long-term future with Porto, the club he joined from Vitoria Guimaraes in 2013.

Portuguese outlet SABADO report that Pereira's performances have caught the eye of Tottenham Hotspur, who are allegedly ready to pay the €25million (£22million) release clause in his contract.

Spurs may see right back Kyle Walker leave the club this summer, and with manager Mauricio Pochettino keen to bring in a replacement if he does go, Pereira could fit the bill.

A pacey, attack-minded right back who can also play further forward, Pereira looks to be a like-for-like replacement should Spurs look to find somebody to take Walker's spot.

Ricardo Pereira in action for NiceRicardo Pereira in action for Nice

Now, Pereira has told O Jogo that he does feel like a better player thanks to his spell with Nice, and whilst he would like to work with new Porto manager Sergio Conceicao, he couldn't completely guarantee his future with the club, and simply said to see what happens regarding a possible move to Spurs.

“I'm prepared and I feel like a better player than I was two years ago, I've gained experience and rhythm of the game,” said Pereira. “I would like to work with [Sergio Conceicao], but let's see what happens,” he added.

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