Tottenham Hotspur have failed to fill the gap left by Kyle Walker ever since he moved to Manchester City.
Although Kieran Trippier impressed at times, the England international struggled with inconsistency in his last season with Spurs after his heroics at the 2018 World Cup.
While Serge Aurier has become a permanent feature in that position as of late, his conduct has come under scrutiny from the club after breaking the government guidelines during the nationwide lockdown.
Jose Mourinho is short of options and is on the hunt for a new right-back. However, he may not have to look very far, as Kyle Walker-Peters has staked his claim to be given another shot next season.
Questions still remain over his ability to defend, while Walker-Peters put in a defensive shift to thwart the Citizens. The 23-year-old, who is best friends with Dele Alli, starred as the Saints beat Man City 1-0 at St Mary’s Stadium.
Walker-Peters was making just his third start for Southampton, but didn’t look out of place as he played the full 90 minutes, registering 6 clearances, attempting 6 interceptions, and completing 3 tackles via SofaScore.
Mourinho is adamant he will not be a part of his plans for the future, after the defender took aim at the Portuguese during an interview with the Saints’ official website, but he may have to swallow his pride and bring him back to north London.
The youngster showed he has more to offer as well as he repeatedly carried the ball down the right-flank and either created an attacking opportunity or won a throw-in.
Daniel Levy has insisted he will not spend “rivers of money” in the summer, which means Mourinho will have to rely on.
Various clubs have been sniffing around for Aurier, including Monaco, and the Portuguese could cut his losses and raise some surplus cash.
However, Mourinho should also recall Walker-Peters from the South Coast, as he would surely be a cheaper option than trying to find a new right-back in a difficult market. Moreover, he could use the profits from selling Aurier to improve other areas that urgently need attention.
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