Tottenham defender Kyle Walker-Peters will stay at Southampton until the end of the season, according to The Daily Echo.
Walker-Peters initially arrived at St Mary’s Stadium to plug the gap left by former Saints star Cedric, who joined Arsenal on loan.
The right-back struggled with his fitness levels and has only made one appearance for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men so far, lasting 73 minutes against Burnley, before being replaced by Michael Obafemi.
Nevertheless, sources told the outlet the South Coast side have reached an agreement with the Lilywhites to extend his stay at St Mary’s for the remainder of the campaign.
Jose Mourinho has made it clear he is not a part of his plans for the future, after the 23-year-old seemed to take a potshot at the Portuguese during an interview with the Saints’ official website, and he has played just one game for the Spurs head coach all season.
There is no doubt Walker-Peters will be hoping to add to his sole appearance if football returns behind closed doors next month.
Moreover, this could benefit Spurs in the long run, as Mourinho has identified Saints skipper Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg as one of his top transfer targets in the summer.
Indeed, if the former England U-21 international can impress the backroom staff at Staplewood in the weeks to come, this could make it easier for Daniel Levy to reach an agreement with Matt Crocker. Football Insider revealed the North London club plan to offer Walker-Peters as part of an exchange for Hojbjerg in the transfer window.
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