If Tottenham fail to snare Ricardo Pereira, would Stephan Lichtsteiner be useful alternative?

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Tottenham Hotspur have still not made a single signing so far this summer.

With Kyle Walker's move from Spurs to Manchester City confirmed, according to BBC Sport, Mauricio Pochettino will surely be prioritising the signing of an established right-back in order to provide competition for Kieran Trippier.

The Argentine is reportedly interested in Porto full-back Ricardo Pereira, according to the Evening Standard, but it is unclear whether Tottenham will match the Portuguese side's £22 million valuation of the defender.

If the Lilywhites do struggle to get a deal for the 23-year-old over the line, they might just have to look at a stop-gap signing, and a useful option for them could be Juventus' international full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner.

Juventus' Stephan Lichtsteiner in action with Celtic's Tony Watt (R)Juventus' Stephan Lichtsteiner in action

The 33-year-old has been one of the most consistent performers in Europe since joining the Turin giants in 2011, and his experience of playing at the highest level for such a sustained period of time could prove to be invaluable to a Spurs side that is currently lacking a certain kind of winning mentality.

The 90-capped Switzerland international would be the ideal addition to Tottenham's squad, in the sense that he can operate as either an orthodox right-back, or as a more attack-minded wing-back.

This would surely be attractive to Pochettino, what with his penchant for switching between 4-2-3-1 and 3-4-2-1.

And although 33-year-old Lichtsteiner doesn't fit the profile of a typical Spurs signing, what with his advancing years, it does seem like Pochettino needs to add some genuinely experienced winners to his group, if he is to guide them to major honours over the next few years.

He has just one year remaining on his current deal with Juve, so he shouldn't prove to be too costly for Tottenham, and that will be something that will particularly appeal to Daniel Levy.

And if they manage to bring the Swiss star to north London this summer, it could turn out to be a real coup for Spurs.

FC Porto's Yacine Brahimi in action with Juventus' Stephan LichtsteinerJuventus' Stephan Lichtsteiner in action

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