Kyle Walker-Peters signs new Tottenham contract until 2020 - How far can he go?
As pre-season came to a close, Kyle Walker-Peters was on the fringe of the Tottenham first team. A fortnight later, he had made his debut, being named man of the match in the process, and put pen to paper on a contract extension until 2020, as confirmed by the club on their official website.
The right-back stepped in to replace Kieran Trippier at St. James’ Park on the opening day and he produced a magnificent display. The defender showed great defensive maturity and reliability whilst also offering an additional threat as he bombed down the wing to support the likes of Dele Alli ahead of him.
Having been an important player in England under 20s World Cup victory this summer, it has been a whirlwind few months for the youngster. Now, he will be looking to push on and reach his potential, despite losing his place to the returning Trippier when he recovered from injury to face Chelsea.
There may be reasons to be concerned though, as ESPN claim that the club are also closing in on the signing of Paris Saint-Germain right-back Serge Aurier. Combined with Kieran Trippier for competition on the right hand side, it seems that Walker-Peters may see his opportunities this season limited.
However, the 20-year-old can take comfort from the fact that Tottenham and Mauricio Pochettino both have an excellent record for giving youth a chance. Having helped the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Eric Dier to become England and Premier League stars, Walker-Peters is in the perfect place to make the most of his clear potential.
With just one first team appearance under his belt, it is still very early days to be getting excited about the potential of the full-back. He is showing many of the signs of being able to achieve great things for the club though, and he may look to displace Trippier or Aurier when given the opportunity by Pochettino.
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