The Evening Standard claims that despite Tottenham and Southampton’s failure to see eye to eye in their valuation of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Kyle Walker-Peters remains confident of sealing a permanent transfer to St Mary’s in the summer.
The right-back has been impressive recently having impressed both defensively as well as going forward for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side since the restart of the Premier League season (Southampton).
He has earned the Southampton boss’ praise for his displays (Football.London) and some Saints fans are desperate for the club to complete a permanent transfer for the England Under-21 international ahead of next season.
Reports have previously suggested that Tottenham want to use Walker-Peters to lower Southampton’s asking price for Hojbjerg (Sky Sports).
However, with Everton reportedly prepared to outbid Spurs for the Denmark international, the deal now looks to have become complicated (Eurosport journalist, Calin Mates).
The Evening Standard suggests that despite the rumoured issues, Walker-Peters believes he will leave Tottenham in the summer.
It is said that the Spurs academy graduate expects to complete a permanent move to the south coast even if Hojbjerg ends up at Everton.
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Multiple reports seem to suggest that Southampton are insisted on negotiating the Walker-Peters deal separately to the Hojbjerg one. I do not see why that would be in Tottenham’s interest at all.
Hasenhuttl will certainly be interested in signing the right-back on the back of his displays since the restart. Given that the club are likely to lose Hojbjerg anyway, I suspected they will come to an agreement with Spurs eventually.