Fabrizio Romano has dropped an update regarding Kyle Walker-Peters’ current situation at Southampton and his future at the club.
The Lowdown: Previous interest in Walker-Peters
In August, it was reported that Chelsea had registered their interest in signing the Saints full-back, who has been praised this year by journalist Richard Gibson for his “outstanding” performances for the south coast club.
However, no move took place and the Englishman is still at St Mary’s, although a hamstring injury has kept him out of action since October.
Romano has now shared an update regarding the right-back’s future at Southampton.
The Latest: Romano shares Walker-Peters latest
In a recent column for Caught Offside, the journalist and transfer insider discussed the defender’s current standing at St Mary’s amid the aforementioned Chelsea interest.
He said: “Kyle Walker-Peters was one of the right-backs on Chelsea’s list in the summer, alongside Denzel Dumfries. The Southampton defender is a player they have been following for a long time but there are no negotiations or contacts ongoing, as of now. The situation is really quiet as things stand around Walker-Peters.”
The Verdict: Good news for Southampton
Now that Romano has said that there’s no current movement around the 25-year-old, this should be a positive update for the Saints and their supporters.
Having completed the full 90 minutes in nine of his 11 league games this season, this highlights how important the English right-back is for the team.
From a defensive point of view, Walker-Peters has the joint-second highest average of tackles per game (1.9) in the league this season at Southampton and overall performance rating of 6.69/10 from WhoScored, leaving only four Saints players with higher ratings.
Have Southampton missed Walker-Peters?
With that in mind and the fact that Nathan Jones’ side have conceded nine goals in the four previous league games that the injured right-back has missed, it’s safe to say that the Saints could do with having him back in the team as soon as possible.
In terms of Romano’s update about Walker-Peters’ future, it seems likely that the Southampton fans will not want to see any other clubs linked with a move for the defender in the near future.
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