Tottenham are reportedly ready to sell right-back Kyle Walker-Peters in the upcoming summer transfer window.
Walker-Peters made some good performances in his first season, like in his debut match, a 2-0 victory against Newcastle United where he was named the Man of the Match, but did not get many more chances at the North London since, the 23-year-old had struggled to see much game-time under Mauricio Pochettino.
He recently spoke out in an interview about how hard he worked hard to impress his manager, training regularly to improve his fitness but opportunities were hard to come by under the Argentine. But he admitted he liked training under Poch saying, “I can’t really fault him. He gave me a platform to be where I am now, so he was great to work with.”
The Englishman played only a total of 24 games while at Tottenham, failing to break into the first team at the club in spite of other full-back not doing well eversince the departure of Kieran Trippier.
And with Mourinho at the helm now, Walker-Peters played only one game before he was sent out to Southampton on loan and it is expected that he no longer sees Walker-Peters as part of his future plans. He played only one game at Southampton under Austrian manager Ralph Hasenhüttl since the loan, owing to a minor injury setback and struggled to find a rhythm at the club.
Fans believe Walker-Peters should have been sent out on loan or been given regular gametime at Tottenham for his proper development. Instead, keeping him only in the training squad and lack of assured games hindered his development.
He could have been a great young prospect for the North London side, but due to lack of proper planning, he will not be considered good enough to be regular starter under Jose Mourinho.
At twenty-three, Walker-Peters best options would be to move away from Tottenham to a lower level side where he will find more gametime and develop into a better player.