Some Spurs fans on social media believe that the club made a big mistake by selling Kyle Walker-Peters to Southampton and buying Matt Doherty to replace him.
Walker-Peters completed a permanent move to the Saints in the summer after an impressive loan spell on the south coast during the second half of last season.
The Spurs academy graduate has been in tremendous form this season and the £12m that Southampton paid for him looks to be a huge bargain.
The 23-year-old produced another brilliant display on Monday as Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side beat Liverpool 1-0.
Walker-Peters did a fantastic man-marking job on Sadio Mane and took home the Man of the Match award for the third game in a row.
On the back of the England Under-21 international’s display, some Spurs fans insisted that they should have kept him at the club instead of buying Doherty.
However, others admitted that the deal worked out well for all parties since Tottenham were able to secure Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from the Saints.
I know I’ve said this a few times but Kyle Walker Peters is excellent for Saints every time I see him *apart from second half against us* looks much better than Doherty. Think we may have made a mistake there
— Robbie Hughes (@RobbieH80383480) January 4, 2021
We could have just bought Hojbjerg and keep KWP without buying Doherty 😣🤨
— Abdul⚡ (@AbdulShakir0) January 5, 2021
Great player sad to see him leave spurs but it was a good deal for both clubs and players. Southampton are a fantastic club with a brilliant academy structure too
— Dave (@dave_chall) January 5, 2021
Glad to see him doing really well but this is classic Tottenham selling youngsters with giving them a proper chance ( Edwards, Madueke etc ) https://t.co/DJnjwfENFE
— 𝗝𝗮𝗰𝗸 (@_thfcjack) January 5, 2021
Name me a better swap deal which was beneficial for both the parties – you can't. Both have been winning the MOTMs very frequently for their clubs. Great business from both ends 👏 https://t.co/t7UH2OrXeB
— Haz (@haztalks) January 5, 2021
Walker-peters better than both our right backs 👍🏻🤣🤣
— Liam (@liamje28) January 4, 2021
Kyle Walker-Peters > Doherty
— Adam Moss (@AdamMossy) January 4, 2021
This Kyle Walker-Peters lad looks decent. We should buy him to replace Doherty
— LR (@Leon_N17) January 4, 2021
Who’s the better right back… Matt Doherty or Kyle Walker-Peters. Personally from what we’ve seen this season I think we let KWP go a bit too early
— Neil (@wideboy78) January 5, 2021
Walker-Peters looking a much better right back than Doherty.
— tim cruickshank (@twe_tim) January 4, 2021
Spurs Web Opinion
It is unlikely that we would have been able to get Hojbjerg for £15m if we had not let Walker-Peters join Southampton. I think that the deal suited all parties as Walker-Peters is a better fit for Hasenhuttl’s system that he was for Jose’s while the opposite seems to be true of Hojbjerg.
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