Some Spurs fans have reacted disapprovingly to news that the club might be looking to sell Kyle Walker-Peters in the January transfer window.
The 22-year-old, who signed for the club’s academy back in 2013 as a 15-year-old, has not had much game time this campaign, having not made a Premier League appearance since August (transfermarkt).
Walker-Peters has never managed to get a consistent run in the side and stake a claim for the right-back slot.
Since Mourinho’s arrival, the right-back has only featured in the 3-1 defeat away to Bayern Munich and his performance in the game left a lot to be desired.
The Sun report that Brighton are keen on signing Walker-Peters on a permanent deal next month and that Spurs are open to letting him go.
Some Spurs fans were disappointed to hear the news and wished that the youngster would be loaned out instead. However, others admitted that it was perhaps time for the full back to move on in search of regular game time.
What a shame if true. His path to the 1st team consistently blocked when playing well in the past. Would much prefer to loan him out for now
— Simon (@Soulfull_Si) December 29, 2019
Good luck to him if he does, doesn’t get a look in so best to move on
— KONG (@KongCOYS) December 29, 2019
i would not mind that wish he got the loan all those seasons back i think we should give him 2 years on loan so about 24 then check to see if hes ready to be part of the first team
— Jspurs (@Jspurs3) December 29, 2019
Good move for every one… Brighton a good football club who play good football
— Martin Dolan (@Martindolan101) December 29, 2019
Good kid. Needs first team minutes in order to improve. Hope everything works out for him.
— Steve MacIver (@maciver_steve) December 29, 2019
Loan KWP.. He has potential and he loves Spurs, always has.. just needs experience
— Rg_nald_SA (@Rg_nald_SA) December 29, 2019
Can’t we pretend Aurier is KWP and let him go?!
— Matthew Foord (@matthew_foord) December 29, 2019
Needs to move for his career. For whatever reason he’s not getting a look-in, and hasn’t for years.
— James Forbes (#fuckBoris) (@JamesForbes72) December 29, 2019
Unless we’re buying a right back this doesn’t make any sense. That would leave aurier. That’s worrying.
— RAmeur (@reedam1980) December 29, 2019
Spurs Web Opinion
While Walker-Peters hasn’t had enough opportunities for us to judge him fairly, it is clear that there are question marks over his defending. The youngster has got overrun on multiple occasions and I don’t quite see Mourinho trusting him enough to give him opportunities. At 22 years of age, perhaps it is time for him to move on for the sake of his career.
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