Report: Manager undecided on Walker-Peters’ future

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Southampton manager Ralph Hassenhuttl has admitted that he has not decide’ on whether to sign Spurs loanee Kyle Walker-Peters on a permanent deal.

The right-back joined the Saints in January on a short-term deal which will now allow him to see the season out on the South Coast (SFC).

Included in the loan deal is the option to make the switch permanent, however, Hassenhuttl remains unsure on whether to trigger that option.

“I’ve not decided yet,” Hassenhuttl told the Daily Echo.

“He will stay with us to the end of the season with us and we have now 8 games in the short term so it’s quite likely he can start one game or two games or whatever.

“It’s important that we trust every player who is with us and I do this – and when he gets the chance he will make a good game.”

With the emergence of the dynamic Japhet Tanganga since Walker-Peters’ move to the south coast, it seems unlikely the right-back will have a future at Spurs if the Saints turn down the option to buy the 23-year-old.

Walker-Peters has only made sixappearances in the Premier League this season and has failed to provide an assist in any of those games (Transfermarkt).

The academy product has struggled for game time since making the switch to the Saints in January, but it is expected his long-term future will be determined this summer.

Spurs Web Opinion

I can’t see a future at Spurs for KWP. It is a shame because I can remember his MOTM performance against Newcastle a couple of years ago. However, he just does not seem quite at the level to play for Spurs.

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