Report: Spurs exploring the possibility of re-signing former defender

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Tottenham Hotspur are exploring the possibility of bringing Kyle Walker-Peters back to the club, according to journalist Ben Jacobs.

Walker-Peters had an impressive season at Southampton where his performances saw him rewarded by Gareth Southgate with his first three senior England caps.

The Edmonton-born product rose through the ranks at Tottenham, before being handed his debut by Mauricio Pochettino in 2017 and went on to make 24 appearances for the club in all competitions before heading to the south coast (transfermarkt).

The Athletic reported earlier this month that Spurs are believed to have inserted a buy-back clause worth £30 million, when they sold the defender to the Saints while Manchester United and Arsenal are also monitoring his situation should they look to bolster the right side of their defence.

Jacobs told GiveMeSport: “Arsenal are keeping tabs on Walker-Peters, but nothing beyond that at this stage. Tottenham are exploring re-signing Walker-Peters from Southampton.

“I think whoever lands him will land a tremendous player. He was one of the best right-backs in the Premier League last season.”

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The 25-year-old could be an excellent fit for Spurs. They signed Emerson Royal from Barcelona last summer, however, the Brazilian experienced a tough season adjusting to the role of right wing-back, while Walker-Peters is more of a natural fit to the role.

With Spurs said to be closing in on a move for Djed Spence, it would seem unlikely that a return to N17 is on the cards for Walker-Peters this summer.

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