Tottenham now 'exploring' deal for £30m Premier League star at Hotspur Way

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Tottenham are exploring the possibility of re-signing Kyle Walker-Peters this summer, according to CBS reporter Ben Jacobs.

Antonio Conte has enjoyed a productive transfer window to date, adding five new players to his squad, although he’s yet to sign a right wing-back, with the Southampton star emerging as a shock option.

What’s the latest news involving Walker-Peters?

According to The Athletic, when Spurs sold the 25-year-old to Saints two years ago they included a £30m buyback clause in the deal, which could see the north Londoners bring him back to N17.

However, the report claims that both Arsenal and Manchester United have Walker-Peters on their list of right-back targets.

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Following a successful loan spell in the Covid-hit 2019-2020 season, the defender has gone on to make 82 appearances in all competitions for Southampton, having established himself as a regular under Ralph Hasenhuttl.

Such is Walker-Peters’ impressive form, he was rewarded with his first England cap against Switzerland back in March before making his first international start in the win over Ivory Coast three days later.

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And Jacobs reckons that both north London clubs have entered the race for Walker-Peters, who he describes as a “tremendous player”.

What did Jacobs say about Walker-Peters?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “Arsenal are keeping tabs on Walker-Peters, but nothing beyond that at this stage. Tottenham are exploring re-signing Walker-Peters from Southampton.

“I think whoever lands him will land a tremendous player. He was one of the best right-backs in the Premier League last season.”

How did Walker-Peters perform last term?

Despite the arrival of Tino Livramento forcing Walker-Peters to spend much of the campaign at left-back, with 23 of his 36 outings coming there, the Three Lions star was still one of Southampton’s top performers.

According to WhoScored, he was their fourth-best player in the Premier League, with a rating of 6.83.

Walker-Peters showed how effective he can be at both ends of the pitch by averaging 1.8 tackles per match, which was the fourth-best in the Saints squad, while his 1.2 average interceptions every time he took to the pitch was bettered by only four of his teammates.

He also made a difference up the other end as he averaged the most dribbles in the squad (2), which helped him progress into those attacking third and score his first top-flight goal against Manchester City, and lay on two assists.

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