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Southampton reportedly eye raid on Premier League rivals as Pellegrino looks to exciting youngster

Southampton fans here in the Tavern are hoping that the weekend’s victory is a sign of things to come, as Mauricio Pellegrino looks to save his job with some potential signings. 

Mauricio Pellegrino has a job to secure and a fan-base to please, with his team’s recent performances putting his job under pressure as criticism is at its highest at St Mary’s. Indeed, with only a few days left of the transfer window, the Argentine will need to add a couple more players to the squad if he’s going to mount a serious fight for Premier League survival. And, according to reports in the Sun, Southampton are launching a loan swoop for Tottenham starlet Kyle Walker-Peters.

Manager Mauricio Pellegrino has highlighted the position of right-back as one that needs strengthening, with Cedric Soares looking to thrive off healthy competition. And, with Kyle Walker-Peters currently behind Serge Aurier and Kieran Trippier in the pecking order at Spurs, the England U-20 World Cup winner is looking to build on his international success with regular minutes in the Premier League. Indeed, after putting in a man-of-the-match performance in Spurs’ opening weekend victory against Newcastle, he’s been unlucky not to be a regular feature since then.

Although, having signed a new deal with the Lilywhites until 2020, Tottenham are only interested in letting the youngster leave on a short-term loan. But, for a player that’s already displayed signs of following in Kyle Walker’s footsteps, Mauricio Pellegrino likes the thought of him becoming a part of their survival bid at St Mary’s. And, after seeing full-backs Luke Shaw, Nathaniel Clyne and Ryan Bertrand establish themselves on the south coast, the development of Walker-Peters could be set to soar with the Saints.

Landlord’s Verdict: 

The signing of the youngster could be crucial in the defensive stability of Southampton, with his desperation to prove his worth at a Premier League club only being a positive thing for the Saints. And, in a defence that could do with an extra burst of pace on the right-hand side, the addition of Walker-Peters could be crucial after seeing his impressive performances in an overachieving Spurs team.

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