Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Walker-Peters has spent half of the season on loan at fellow Premier League side Southampton, and the latest news suggests the Saints are very impressed in the player and would like to see if he is available in the summer.
According to The Guardian, Southampton would love to sign the right-back on a permanent basis. He would not be involved in any deal involved Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, with whom Spurs have been linked for a potential transfer.
The Saints haven’t made an offer for Walker-Peters yet, but may well decide to do so in the upcoming transfer window.
Currently, Tottenham have Serge Aurier as their starting right-back and, in comparison to the 23 year-old on loan at the Saints, the Ivorian has more tackles (2.8 to 2.7) and more interceptions (1.4 to 1) per game, via WhoScored.
The 27-year-old also has one goal and five assists in the Premier League this season, whilst Walker-Peters has none. Therefore, judging by those figures, Aurier is a more complete full-back at this moment in time.
Walker-Peters will not want to be a back-up at Tottenham as he has shown that he can play in the Premier League whilst on loan at Southampton, so a long-term move to St Mary’s might be of interest to him.
He is valued at £7.2m on Transfermarkt, so Spurs might be able to make some money on him to use on players who could provide sterner competition for Aurier’s place in the team.
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