Football.London’s Alasdair Gold reports that Tottenham Hotspur hope that Kyle Walker-Peters will be an important cog in their transfer wheel this summer with the defender potentially being used in a deal to secure Pierre Emile-Hojbjerg from Southampton.
Following Ralph Hassenhutl’s admission that he is yet to decide whether he wants to sign Walker-Peters permanently (Daily Echo), the Spurs academy graduate put in a fine performance against Arsenal last week.
The Tottenham man earned the Saints boss’ praise following his performance against Spurs’ old enemy, albeit one that came in a 2-0 defeat for the home side.
Reports have previously suggested that Spurs hope to use Walker-Peters to reduce Southampton’s asking price for Hojbjerg as they attempt to sign the Denmark international this summer (Football Insider).
Despite the 24-year-old having just a year to run on his contract at the St Mary’s, Southampton have reportedly placed a £35million price tag on his head (Evening Standard).
Gold thus suggests that it could be crucial for Spurs that Walker-Peters continues to impress at the South Coast for the final seven games of the season so that they have a bargaining chip in their efforts to land Hojbjerg.
Spurs Web Opinion
I thought Walker-Peters looked quite energetic and helped speed up Southampton’s play down the right-hand side when he came on in the second half. Looking at the number of right-backs we have been linked with, I do not think the 23-year-old is in Jose’s plans, no matter how well he does on loan. We have to find a buyer for him in the summer anyway and it would certainly help our cause in trying to sign Hojbjerg if he impressed Hassenhutl enough for the Austrian to want him permanently.
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