Jose Mourinho claims Tottenham Hotspur won’t stop Kyle Walker-Peters from leaving in the summer.
Walker-Peters started the season as Mauricio Pochettino’s first choice right-back after Serge Aurier picked up an injury, but struggled under Pochettino’s successor.
Spurs have largely failed to fill the void left by Kyle Walker ever since he left for Manchester City. Aurier has stamped his authority in that position, although his conduct has been scrutinised by the club for breaking the government guidelines during the nationwide lockdown.
Mourinho lacks options at right-back and is scouring the market to try to find a suitable candidate.
After initially struggling at St Mary’s, Walker-Peters has impressed for Southampton ever since the Premier League restarted last month.
Speaking to a press conference ahead of Tottenham’s clash with Bournemouth, the Portuguese spoke about his future and recent performances.
“I’m not in control of the transfer decisions but the general feeling is there’s a place for him here. But if his desire is to leave the club in search of happiness I don’t think we’d stop him.
“He’s a player with a good value in the market but I don’t think we’d stop him doing it.”
Aurier has struggled to convince the critics while Spurs are tired of his antics on-and-off the pitch.
Meanwhile, the £7.2m-valued 23-year-old has played every single minute of Southampton’s two games prior to their fixture against Everton, keeping Raheem Sterling in his back pocket during the 1-0 win over Man City.
City failed to score for the first time in five games, in part due to his heroics on the right.
Although he didn’t do himself any favours after taking a pot-shot at Mourinho during an interview with the Saints’ official website, his recent displays should have been enough to convince Spurs to keep him for a little while longer.
It could come across as a bit of a shock if he decides to quit, as he has shown a different side to him on the South Coast in recent weeks.
The Portuguese appears to be willing to let Walker-Peters leave if he wants to, which could be a big mistake, as the youngster has shown he has much more to offer.
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