Following his permanent move from Tottenham Hotspur to Southampton, Kyle Walker-Peters has taken to Twitter with a message for his new club’s fanbase.
On Tuesday, Walker-Peters departed Spurs permanently, linking up with the Saints on a five-year deal for a fee reported by the Daily Echo to be in the region of £12million.
The 23-year-old came through the ranks at Tottenham but made just 24 appearances for the Spurs senior team since his impressive debut against Newcastle in August 2017 (Transfermarkt).
Walker-Peters made five appearances last season for Tottenham (Transfermarkt) and just one since Jose Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino as head coach at Spurs, despite the club’s lack of options at right-back.
The defender swapped London to Southampton on loan back in January and, following a slow start at St Mary’s, kicked on after the English football restart and became a regular in Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side.
“Absolutely delighted to join Southampton permanently, can’t wait to pick up where we left off, we march on,” Walker-Peters wrote on Twitter.
— Kyle Walker-Peters (@KWPeters) August 12, 2020
Some Saints fans responded to his message, looking forward to see what the future brings for both player and club:
We’re buzzing to have you back Kyle 😇
— Myles Bowman (@myles_cb) August 12, 2020
You know it legend #WeMarchOn
— Olly 😇 (@OThxrne_) August 12, 2020
Glad you made it permanent mate can’t wait for next season
— josh starks (@StarksJosh) August 12, 2020
Welcome kyle thats hope for many successful years to come 👍
— kevvygee (@kevvygrindrod) August 12, 2020
— Together as One (@pennycotton0) August 12, 2020
Good luck Kyle I can’t wait to see you play again❤️😇
— مشاري (@W_P26) August 12, 2020
So glad to have you permanently on board the Ralph Express. Your contribution to the end of season unbeaten streak was amazing and hopefully we can start the new season on the same note. Welcome to our wonderful club 🔴⚪️
— alison palmer 🇪🇺 (@alipal69) August 12, 2020
We are just as delighted. You’ve been nothing short of superb since arriving, a vital part of our team and a fans favourite. So looking forward to the season ahead and so glad that you now a fully signed up Saint. Welcome! 😇🔴⚪️🔴😊
— Dan Fox (@bfgfox) August 12, 2020