Kyle Walker-Peters is something of an enigma at Tottenham. The young full-back is contracted at the club right up until 2023, but he doesn’t seem to have his manager’s faith. The 22-year-old has only made six appearances in the Premier League this season, laying on three assists, but has often been overlooked by Mauricio Pochettino.
What did you make of Kyle Walker-Peters' performance and do you think he'll be at Spurs next season? Here's my take. https://t.co/00PiQZfoxG
— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) May 13, 2019
Should Walker-Peters stay at the club, which is highly likely given his love for the North London side having grown up as a fan and come through the youth academy, then he will have to be patient. Both Serge Aurier and Kieran Trippier have struggled with form and injuries, yet the young right-back hasn’t featured as much as he’d have liked to, with Juan Foyth playing as a makeshift right-wingback at times.
Walker-Peters comes across as a lightweight young defender and he truly looks like he’s yet to come of age as a player. Physically he’s a number of years behind and unless he can be a late bloomer and find his physical side and gain a yard of pace in the next few years then most of the Lilywhites are going to struggle to see a way that he survives at his boyhood club, especially with summer spending imminent.
You can read the Lilywhites’ verdict on Walker-Peters here:
Poch clearly doesn’t rate him
— Ethan (@EthanCOYS) May 13, 2019
Don't think porch rates him
— JerryDawson (@DawsonJerry) May 13, 2019
Looked like he was playing on roller skates. Not of a high enough standard for where we want to go
— J.D (@JDJ49er) May 13, 2019
Too skinny for the prem
— MR MiYaGi (@mrmiyagispurs) May 13, 2019
He isn’t good enough for the level we are aiming for
— jamie (@jamied90_) May 13, 2019
Not a lot & no
— Richard (@rdeacon977) May 13, 2019
Thought he was "okay". Poch has shown this season tho that he just doesn't rate him as highly as others do. playing Foyth at rb ahead of him etc .. I reckon he will be on his way out.
— Ryan Harris (@Harriskid1) May 13, 2019
The Lilywhites are quickly losing faith in Walker-Peters and few tears would be shed if he was to leave this summer.