‘Seen his potential’ – Lloris heaped praise on reported Spurs right-back target in 2019

Hugo Lloris gave a ringing endorsement of Kyle Walker-Peters’ quality, with reports now suggesting that Tottenham could look to re-sign the right-back.

Walker-Peters was thought of highly while coming through the age group ranks at Tottenham and although he showed glimpses of his quality when first-team opportunities came his way, he never quite managed to establish himself as a regular in the side.

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However, the 25-year-old has come on leaps and bounds since his switch to St Mary’s and is now thought to be on the radar of several big clubs in the Premier League.

It was reported by talkSPORT on Wednesday that Spurs are exploring the possibility of re-signing the England international, who was also said to be on the radars of both Manchester United and Chelsea.

The report claimed that Walker-Peters was stalling on signing a new deal at the South Coast and ‘is pushing for a move away’ from the club.

Several of Tottenham’s long-serving players, including the likes of Lloris, Harry Kane, Eric Dier and Ben Davies, will know well of the right-back’s qualities, and the Spurs captain certainly appears to be a fan of the player.

Lloris said about the Tottenham academy graduate in an interview with The Evening Standard back in 2019: “Kyle is not a novice. For a few years now, he’s been working every day with us. He knows exactly the principles and the demands of the gaffer and now he just needs experience.

“He has showed his quality in the last few seasons in training. We all know the difficulty of repeating that in games, but we’ve all seen his potential. Now the most difficult for him is ahead.”

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Between Porro and Walker-Peters, I would definitely prefer the latter as not only does the 25-year-old come with Premier League experience but he is also Tottenham through and through and knows what it means to play for the club.

However, Walker-Peters’ current deal at St Mary’s runs until 2025. So, he will likely be far more expensive than Porro, particularly given the reported competition from Chelsea and Man Utd for his signature.

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