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Walker-Peters should be given chance after signing new contract

Walker-Peters should be given chance after signing new contract

Tottenham announced on Twitter yesterday that promising defender Kyle Walker-Peters has signed a new deal to keep him at the club until 2023.

The 21-year-old already has quite a name for himself amongst Tottenham fans, as well as the rest of the league after impressing in whatever brief opportunities he has been given by Mauricio Pochettino.

However, the fullback has made just one Premier League appearance so far this season for The Lilywhites, despite a spell on the sidelines for fellow right-back Kieran Trippier.

The main reason why the 21-year-old should be given an opportunity at Tottenham this season is that neither Trippier or Serge Aurier have done enough to warrant a place in the first team. Trippier started the season on the back of a fantastic World Cup for England, and while he has looked good going forward for Spurs, he is too frequently caught out of position in defence, and it has certainly cost his team on more than one occasion.

Likewise, Aurier has looked very accomplished in attack for The Lilywhites this season, but he lets himself down with rash challenges and fouls, which ultimately cannot happen. These are errors that can be ironed out of his play, but he equally does not deserve a guaranteed starting place ahead of Walker-Peters.

This is not to say that the England under-21 international will do better than his two colleagues, but it is worth a try for the club.

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