Report: Clubs told to pay £40m for defender, but Spurs could have him for £30m

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The Sun report Southampton have told clubs who are interested in Kyle Walker-Peters that the former Tottenham man will cost £40m this summer.

Walker-Peters came through the Spurs academy and went on to make 24 appearances for the club in all competitions before joining Southampton (Transfermarkt).

The right-back’s stock has grown considerably on the back of his performances for the Saints last season, with the 25-year-old even breaking into the England set-up.

The Athletic reported earlier this month that Spurs had inserted a buy-back clause worth £30m when they sold the defender to the Saints.

The report stated that the former Tottenham man was of interest to several clubs in the Premier League, including Arsenal and Manchester United.

Journalist Ben Jacobs subsequently claimed last week that Spurs were exploring the possibility of re-signing the Saints star (GiveMeSport).

The Sun have now also backed up the Athletic’s claim about Tottenham having an option to buy back Walker-Peters for £30m.

However, the report states that Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side have informed other interested clubs that they would have to pay £40m for the player this summer.

Everton are said to have their eye on Walker-Peters but is claimed that the Toffees are not willing to meet Southampton’s valuation.

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If Spurs did have an option to buy back Walker-Peters for £30m, they would have probably reached out to the player’s entourage to find out whether he would be open to returning to the club.

The fact that Tottenham have pushed ahead with a move for Djed Spence suggests that they did not get any indication from Walker-Peters’ camp that he would be open to a move this summer.

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