Now that the news of Kyle Walker’s transfer to Manchester City is complete, it’s already time to start getting on with our lives. Spurs just got 50 million pounds for a 27 year-old right back, and while I’m not suggesting that Daniel Levy, Mauricio Pochettino and the crew should go wild with that influx of cash, they do probably need to do something with it, and I believe that they will. The first option is obviously Kieran Trippier. The former Burnley man did a fine job of filling in for Kyle as the season went on and there were no issues with that famed “fatigue” that comes from Poch-led teams late in the season because of Kieran’s presence. Trippier and Walker are different players and it can be argued that Kieran is more suited for the system than Walker is and that his crossing ability is far superior. That said, if Trips becomes the starter, Spurs need some back up or at the very least, another option. Eric Dier could be that guy. To me (and others), he is not a right back. He’s just too slow. But what I do think is that this takes the possibility of Dier leaving Spurs for Manchester United or anyone else off the table. His versatility will be welcome this season as he can play defensive midfield, center back, or in a pinch, right back. And what about Kyle Walker-Peters? We all know how Mauricio loves to give academy guys a shot, and when they flourish, the satisfaction that the staff, the club, and the fans get is unlike anything else. Remember how you felt after Harry Winks scored? I want to feel like that more often, and I really think that KWP will be given some minutes over the course of this season. He was lauded at the U-20 World Cup and should be getting his chance to shine at Tottenham soon. The biggest rumour from abroad is that of Ricardo Pereira. The FC Porto man spent last year at OGC Nice, helping the Riviera outfit qualify for the Champions League. There is a 22 million pound release clause that Spurs would have to activate, but getting a backup for Trippier to start the season who could morph into the regular starter would be a good investment in the Walker money. Many fans want to see Tottenham splash the cash, but let’s not forget the last time we had a windfall when the only regular contributor from that group was Christian Eriksen. But a signing here doesn’t seem desperate knowing that the three men listed above are available and ready to play. If Pereira is the man that Spurs want, they should go get him. And this goes a little off topic, but I think signing Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid could influence how things go from here on out. I know that seems like a long shot, but with a player of his calibre in the midfield, the options for formations change a little. With such a mighty midfield (I’m currently salivating thinking of Eriksen, Dele, and any combo of Lamela, Son, Moose, Wanyama, and Dier teaming up with the Croatian), Spurs might go three at the back and “experiment” a little with their options for marauding wing-backs. And before you get all excited, I know full well how poorly this experiment has gone in the past. I just really want Tottenham to grab Kovacic and see where the cards fall. He’s that good. Anyway, let’s not fret fellow Spurs supporters! Levy and Poch wouldn’t let Walker go (to a rival no less) unless they had an adequate plan in place because if there’s one thing we know about those guys, it is that they’ve been over this from every possible angle. Things are about to get interesting. COYS.