The Evening Standard have claimed that Scott Parker and Fulham have joined Southampton in a bid to sign Tottenham Hotspur full-back Kyle Walker-Peters this summer, with the Saints closing in on a permanent move.
Walker-Peters, 23, played 10 times for Southampton on loan during the second half of the 2019-20 campaign. It has been widely reported this week that he is set to agree a £12million move to the Saints, on a permanent basis.
The deal has been kept separate from Tottenham’s £15million pursuit of Danish midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in order not to confuse things. Indeed, Fulham’s potential swoop will mean a deal for Hojbjerg is unaffected.
Fulham gained promotion to the Premier League and a move to sign Walker-Peters would see the Spurs ace remain in London, and work under an ex-Spurs man in Parker. It remains to be seen if Fulham are willing to pay £12million.
It comes after Spurs were linked with a loan move to re-sign Ryan Sessegnon by the Telegraph, earlier this week.
TBR’s view – Fulham or Southampton for Walker-Peters?
Southampton are an exciting side with plenty of potential and Walker-Peters has shown that he is a good fit in a side that are being guided towards the top half of the table, under an excellent boss in Ralph Hasenhuttl.
But the chance to remain in London with a club closely connected to Tottenham due to Parker and former Spurs man Josh Onomah could be something that tempts Walker-Peters. Either move would benefit the defender.