Tottenham defender Kyle Walker-Peters is reportedly generating considerable interest from from a number of English clubs ahead of the closure of the January transfer window.
Walker-Peters has hardly featured since the arrival of Jose Mourinho in November and we covered a report from The Sun two days ago which indicated that the 22-year-old was on his way to Crystal Palace.
However, a report in the Daily Mail reveals that Southampton have moved ahead of Palace in the race for Walker-Peters after holding further talks with Spurs.
The report adds that Brighton and West Brom have also enquired about the England U-21 international but the Saints are expected to win the race for the Spurs academy graduate after Ralph Hasenhuttl prioritised signing a right back.
Southampton will reportedly have to pay £12million to sign the defender before the transfer window shuts.
Walker-Peters’ potential departure would leave Spurs with just Serge Aurier as the club’s only senior right back after deciding not to bring in a replacement for Kieran Trippier in the summer.
Spurs Web Opinion
If we can get anywhere near £12 million for Walker-Peters, it will be a really good piece of business considering how little football he has played recently. Mourinho clearly doesn’t seem to rate him and so at 22 years of age, the defender needs to start playing regularly for the sake of his career. Southampton will be a good fit for Walker-Peters given the aggressive, front-foot football that Ralph Hasenhuttl likes his teams to play.
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