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Spurs Back In For 28-Year-Old Elegant Defender In January – reports

Tottenham Hotspur are set to make a move for Sporting Lisbon right back Miguel Lopes in January, as reported by the Daily Express.

The defender was a target for the club when Andres Villas Boas first took charge of the north London side, after Lopes returned from a loan spell at Lyon.

According to Portuguese newspaper A Bola, Lopes is being considered as a possible addition this month by the White Hart Lane club.

When Spurs were originally linked with a move for him, Lopes suffered a series of injuries and the move fell apart.

However, a spell on loan at Lyon last season proved his fitness, and he returned to Sporting this season.

Despite that, Lopes has made only three appearances for the Portuguese giants this campaign.

Spurs are said to have sent scouts to watch him play during the festive period, and are now interested in completing a deal for him to improve their options on the right side of defence.

He would provide competition to current first choice Kyle Walker.

Tottenham Boss Reveals Woes Over 24-Year-Old Star’s Fitness

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that he has no idea when Kyle Walker will return to full fitness, with the England international having not played a single game for the White Hart Lane club since March of this year, as reported by the Daily Star.

He suffered an abdominal injury at the time, and sadly missed out on England’s World Cup campaign in Brazil as a result, where he would have almost certainly have been involved, given his importance in qualification.

The right back is definitely set to miss out on Spurs’s Europa League tie against Besiktas tonight, and Pochettino cannot put a timescale on the talented star’s return for the north London side.

Pochettino said: “At the moment it is impossible to give you the date. It is a good recovery at the moment.

“We are happy but it’s impossible to predict the time, when he is maybe ready to train with the team and to start to play.”

Should Walker continue to have problems with his fitness, Spurs might be tempted to bring American international DeAndre Yedlin back from loan, having allowed him to rejoin the Seattle Sounders after signing him for a £4 million fee in the summer.