Southampton want to turn the loan move for Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker-Peters into a permanent move.
The 23-year old joined the South Coast side on loan in January, and has made seven Premier League appearances for them, establishing himself already as first choice in his position. And now they want to secure his services for the future, in order to fend off competition for Walker-Peters from other Premier League clubs.
Spurs would be willing to listen to offers for the full-back, who would likely cost around £10 million, although there have been suggestions that he could also be used as part of a swap deal for Saints captain, the Danish international Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who is firmly on Jose Mourinho’s radar.
After a disappointing early start to the season, which saw them ship nine goals to Leicester in one home match, Southampton have finished the campaign strong, and are safely in mid-table.
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