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.
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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