Kyle Walker-Peters may be offered the chance to move to one of Tottenham Hotspur’s Premier League rivals in January, with The Sun reporting that Brighton and Hove Albion want the youngster.
It has been a frustrating season for the right-back. The 22-year-old has made just three Premier League starts this term, while he has made just five appearances in all competitions.
He has played once since Jose Mourinho arrived at the club. And it appears that he may now be offered the chance to move during the January transfer window.
The Sun reports that the Seagulls are looking to splash the cash next month. And Walker-Peters is one player on their radar, along with striker Fedor Chalov.
It is not entirely clear whether Brighton’s move would be to sign Walker-Peters on loan or on a permanent basis. Splashing the cash would obviously suggest that they want to keep the full-back, but it could be that that term is only relevant to their pursuit of Chalov.
TBR View – Walker-Peters may need move
The Tottenham academy graduate – who earns £20,000-a-week, according to Spotrac – looks to be facing a crucial spell in his career. He is still young, but he will be 23 by the end of the season. So his days as a prospect or starlet are numbered.
That also means that the likelihood of him becoming a first-team regular with Spurs could be fading. An inspired loan move may get him back on track, but he would be forgiven for having concerns about where his career is going.
It remains to be seen what kind of offer Brighton make. But perhaps it should not surprise anyone if Walker-Peters decides that he is now open to considering his options.