Tottenham Hotspur youngster, Kyle Walker-Peters might be allowed to serve a short loan spell away from Wembley and Southampton are eager to sign him up. Mauricio Pellegrino has struggled with injuries to Cedric Soares and is looking for a backup option in the 20-year-old.
The Tottenham academy product has no relation to the side’s former right-back, Kyle Walker who is currently playing for Manchester City. Walker-Peter is a versatile presence for Mauricio Pochettino who has played in multiple positions for the youth team. He can be fielded on the left flank too and has the technical ability to feature as a midfielder along with the pace to surge ahead as a winger. Like a number of Spurs starlets, he is not tall but he is stocky and bullish which helps him get past defenders when skill alone would not suffice. Blessed with scorching pace on the wide areas, he is very similar to his namesake and possesses an even bigger threat offensively.
The Edmonton-born defender made his Premier League debut this season against Newcastle United and helped his sign win 2-0. But even after making such an impressive start to his career with the Spurs, the young ace has found regular football hard to come by. Kevin Trippier and Serge Aurier are ahead of him in the pecking order and Pochettino will have to pick the youngster unfairly over the duo who have impressed this season.
This obviously places Walker-Peters’ situation in a vacuum of uncertainty especially when he needs to keep developing with regular senior team football. Any youngster’s greatest asset is first team experience and if Walker-Peters can find that at Saint Mary’s Stadium his development will be further accelerated.
The Saints are struggling in their current Premier League campaign having fallen steely down towards the relegation spot. They are on an 11-game winless run in the league and are just a couple of points above West Brom and Swansea City in the 18th spot of the points table.
Their 1-2 loss to Crystal Palace caused outrage amongst the fans who are calling for the head of the Argentine manager.
The defensive ranks have dropped in terms of quality after Virgil van Dijk departed on a record-breaking deal to Liverpool earlier this month. The January transfer window is winding down to a close and they have not reinvested the transfer fee on a quality signing yet. A club notorious for promoting young talents will be eager to obtain the services of Walter-Peters who might find himself a starting spot now that Soares’ return to the pitch is uncertain.
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