Tottenham Hotspur have opened talks with Crystal Palace regarding a loan move for Kyle Walker-Peters, but Brighton and Hove Albion remain interested in signing the right-back on a permanent basis, according to a report from Sky Sports.
It would be little surprise to see Walker-Peters on the move this month. He has struggled to break into Jose Mourinho’s plans since the Portuguese’s arrival.
The 22-year-old has made just three Premier League appearances this season. It is interesting that Walker-Peters has played so little given that Serge Aurier’s form has been mixed at times this term.
But despite his lack of game-time, it appears that there is no shortage of admirers this month. Sky Sports reports that Palace, Brighton and Southampton all want the right-back, who is keen to remain in the Premier League.
Sky Sports suggests that a move to St Mary’s is currently looking unlikely. And it appears that Palace are the ones in pole position.
Talks have reportedly begun over a potential loan move. But Sky Sports notes that a move is not too close to being agreed. And that may give Brighton plenty of hope.
The report suggests that the Seagulls are interested in a permanent move rather than a loan deal. And it has been reported by The Telegraph that Spurs would actually prefer to sell him permanently.
TBR View – Spurs shouldn’t sell Walker-Peters this month
It may be becoming more difficult to see Walker-Peters becoming a first-team regular at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the future. But Spurs would arguably be making a mistake to sell him this month.
Walker-Peters is yet to have a lengthy run in a Premier League lineup. It may be that Mauricio Pochettino and Mourinho will ultimately be vindicated for not using him more. But until he is given that chance, it arguably looks to be a gamble to let him go.
Loaning him out would arguably be a smarter move. He could have a fantastic opportunity. And Spurs will not be left kicking themselves if he proves to be a revelation during the second-half of the season.