Cedric could be a perfect replacement for Walker at Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur are keeping tabs on Southampton’s Cedric Soares as a possible replacement for Kyle Walker, according to The Mirror.

What’s the story?

The North London outfit could be in the market for a new right-back due to The Telegraph‘s claims that Manchester City are keen to sign Walker.

It is believed that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is holding out for a £50m fee, which suggests that negotiations could drag on across the summer.

In the meantime, Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is considering a move for Portugal Euro 2016 winner Cedric, who has been at the Saints since 2015.

The Mirror claims that Southampton are keen to offer the right-back a new contract in order to fend off interest from Spurs, Juventus and Barcelona.

Is Cedric good enough?

The 25-year-old is relatively underrated in the Premier League, but he has decent performances to draw on.

Not only can the Portuguese player help in an attacking sense, but he is able to defend at a high standard as well.

Cedric has become a regular member of the Saints team, making 34 appearances in all competitions last season, and he also contributed with three assists.

The Southampton man’s experience of the Premier League will help him slot into life at Tottenham easily, making it an easy transition if the club lose Walker.

The problem that Spurs face is that Cedric’s current club are in a strong position given that he has three years remaining on his current contract.

Pochettino also faces competition from some European heavyweights.