Report: PL club believe fee they paid to Spurs for player in summer was ‘a bargain’

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Dom Le Roy

Football Insider report that Southampton believe they secured a massive bargain by signing Kyle Walker-Peters for £12m from Tottenham during the summer transfer window.

The right-back, who spent the second half of last season on loan, completed a permanent move to the St Mary’s in the summer, with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg moving in the opposite direction in a separate deal.

Walker-Peters put in some impressive displays towards the end of his loan spell at Southampton and the defender has taken his game to a new level at the start of this campaign.

He has started all eight of the Saint’s Premier League games (transfermarkt.com) and has played an important role in their blistering start to the campaign.

Football Insider reveal that Daniel Levy was initially demanding £15m for the Spurs academy graduate but eventually decided to lower his asking price due to the financial effects of the pandemic.

The report also claims that those at Southampton have been left impressed by Walker-Peters and see his £12m capture as a real coup.

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Based on reports at the time, it was clear that multiple clubs were after Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and it was only since we had Walker-Peters as a bargaining chip that we were able to see off competition for the midfielder and sign him for around £15m. Given how well the Dane has settled in North London, it looks like the transfer suited all parties.

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