Mike McGrath has revealed that Everton made a late enquiry to try to sign Kyle Walker-Peters in the summer transfer window.
The Lowdown: Walker-Peters at left-back?
Predominantly a right-back, Walker-Peters has been playing on the left so far in the 2021/22 season (Transfermarkt).
Should Everton sign Walker-Peters?
With Niels Nkounkou allowed to leave on loan, perhaps the Goodison Park faithful were thinking that the Southampton ace could have been a suitable replacement.
The Latest: Enquiry
Writing in The Daily Telegraph, McGrath has revealed that the Merseyside club made an enquiry over the possibility of signing Walker-Peters during the final days of the window.
However, the Saints were not going to entertain the deal, and as such, he has stayed put at St. Mary’s.
The Verdict: Shame
It is a shame that Rafa Benitez’s team appeared to have missed out on the signing of Walker-Peters, given his versatility to be able to play at left-back as well as on the right.
At 24 years of age, Walker-Peters has not hit his peak yet, and being English, he would have also helped fill the homegrown quota.
Thus, it is a deal that the Toffees really should have made sure that they got done but it looks like they may have left it too late.
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