‘As high as he will go’ – Tottenham legend makes Kyle Walker-Peters claim

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Graham Roberts has claimed that Tottenham will not have too many regrets over selling Kyle Walker-Peters, insisting the 24-year-old has found his level at Southampton.

Walker-Peters, who came through the ranks in the Spurs academy, showed plenty of promise after breaking into the Tottenham first-team under Mauricio Pochettino.

However, he struggled to get game time under his belt and found himself slipping further down the pecking order after the arrival of Jose Mourinho.

Walker-Peters was sold permanently to Southampton for £12m last summer following a successful loan spell at the South Coast club in the second half of the 2019/20 campaign.

The right-back impressed for Ralph-Hassenhutl’s men last season but Roberts believes Tottenham will not have any seller’s remorse regarding the defender.

He insisted the North London club will be pleased to have strengthened their squad with the addition of Emerson Royal over the summer.

When asked about Walker-Peters, the legendary Spurs defender told Football Fancast: “I think that’s his level.

“We’ve got a player who’s played at Barcelona so he’s a top-notch player, but I thought Kyle Walker-Peters did very well at Southampton.

“But don’t forget, we scored five goals down there against them. He’s had a decent season but, for me, I think that’s his level, I think Southampton is as high as he will go.”

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Walker-Peters might yet develop into a top right-back over the next couple of years but that would still not make our decision to sell him to Southampton a bad one.

It is worth remembering that we might have not been able to get Hojbjerg for a relatively cheap fee if we had not sold the right-back to the Saints last summer.

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  1. That might be his level, but I think he was shabbily treated by Poch and Mourinho. He is no worse than Doherty or Aurier, was free and homegrown. I think it’s always sad when people don’t get a chance. Yedlin only got 13 minutes for us, but he hasn’t done it since. I would just have liked Walker Peters to get 10 or 15 games for us and say well you had your opportunities son.


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