Tottenham are exploring the possibility to make loanee Kyle Walker-Peters a pawn for landing Hojbjerg.
Spurs seem to have their eyes set on Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and if multiple reports are to be believed, Jose has made the 24-year-old his top priority cometh the summer.
With the coronavirus affecting the finances of clubs all around Europe, Spurs will be operating on a very tight budget and are hoping that Walker-Peters can be part of a deal involving Hojbjerg.
Tottenham are currently looking at a host of right-backs in the upcoming window and it looks like Walker-Peters is unlikely to get into Mourniho’s plans for next season.
Despite Spurs struggling in the right-back slot in the soon to be resumed campaign, you could always argue Walker-Peters never got a fair chance under Mourinho in his time at the club. The manager put his faith in Serge Aurier making him his first choice and the Ivorian was preferred over Kyle until January as the later was shipped to Southampton.
Tottenham intended to sell Walker-Peters in the winter but could not find any club willing to match their £15million valuation.
His current loan deal expires on June 30 but both clubs have agreed to extend the loan deal until the completion of the season which will end in July. It has also been reported that Southampton are not interested in keeping the defender at the club post the current campaign. Tottenham are hoping that the right-back can impress coach Hassenhutl in the upcoming games which can potentially help their cause to land Hojbjerg.
Southampton brought in Walker-Peters after Portugese right-back Cedric Soares left for a loan at Arsenal. A loan at Southampton meant a chance for redemption for Walker-Peters to prove his worth to Mourinho by gaining some game-time under Ralph Hassenhutl.
But the 22-year-old has just started one game at the south coast so far, after struggling with a hamstring injury. The return of the league is perhaps the last chance the right-back has to prove his case.
Walker-Peters recently talked about the lack of goals and finishing in his game which was something he needed to work on, “Ten years ago, it wasn’t so much getting up and down, it was about staying as a unit and staying with the back four. Now it’s about over-lapping and under-lapping. I’d like to consider myself a fit guy so even in the youth teams, I was playing like that.
“I loved Dani Alves and he was playing like that ages ago. I’ve always had the components to be the modern-day full-back but what I need to add to my game is goals.
“I’ve got a lot of assists when I’ve had opportunities to play but I do find myself in positions where I can actually score, and I need to be a bit more selfish at times which is something my dad is always telling me.”
But Spurs faithful have taken to criticizing Walker-Peters after recent interview. Many pointed out that he was a ‘defender’ first and he needed to learn to defend properly before focusing towards goals.