It was a fairly quiet weekend here in the Transfer Tavern during the international break, with no Premier League football for our punters to argue about. Indeed, the punters propping up our bar are just hoping for the return of domestic competition.
Well, while there was no football to discuss, there’s nothing quite like a tasty transfer rumour in which to sink your teeth into. With that in mind, reports from the Sun have proven really rather interesting to the Tottenham Hotspur fans here in our bar.
According to their story, those behind the scenes in north London will consider farming Kyle Walker-Peters out on loan in January, with both Swansea and Stoke City understood to retain an interest in the England U20 World Cup hero. The right-back impressed during Spurs’ season opener against Newcastle United, though the likes of Kieran Trippier and Serge Aurier provide stiff competition.
While Mauricio Pochettino is believed to rate him highly, the competition for places in north London could reportedly see him depart on loan in the New Year and the punters propping up our bar would be pleased to see him given six months or so to develop elsewhere.
Why not? Though Pochettino doesn’t usually like loaning out his young players, both Trippier and Aurier are too good to drop and allowing KWP to experience more first-team football over the course of the campaign will be far better for his development.