Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with the Portuguese full-back but his attacking ability should not be understated.
According to a recent report from Sky Sports, Tottenham Hotspur are considering Alex Telles as they look at potential new left-backs if, as expected, Danny Rose leaves this summer. But could the Portuguese do an even better job further forward for Mauricio Pochettino’s side?
Telles scored four goals and provided an impressive 20 assists in 45 appearances for FC Porto this season, and one wonders what he could do if given the licence to attack from first minute to last.
With Ben Davies currently Tottenham’s left-back of choice, and the likes of Ryan Sessegnon and Kieran Tierney better long-term options given their respective ages, Telles should at least be considered to solve another problem in Spurs’ side – the lack of quality wingers.
Telles may have only played four times for Porto as an out-and-out winger but his eye for an assist means he could work wonders as an additional supply line for Tottenham’s star man Harry Kane. He could work in tandem with Davies, ensuring additional support down the left but with extra attacking dimension for a Spurs side looking to kick on next season.
Tottenham fans need only look at Telles’s performance against Braga back in February, when his hat-trick of assists ensured Porto ran out 3-1 winners.
He also provided assists in four successive league games between 10 December and 7 January to help his club to four straight victories.
The fact that the Tottenham target’s three league goals all came in the last three months of the campaign also suggest he is finding his scoring form at exact the right time, potentially bringing that with him to North London if Spurs follow up their interest with a bid.