Kyle Walker Peters complete his loan signing to Southampton


Premier League outfit, Southampton have signed Tottenham Hotspurs full-back, Kyle Walker-Peters on loan for the rest of the season as the parent club feels it is right for the player to get the first-team minutes which the player is deprived of at North London. The former England U-21 star has made just three appearances in the Premier League 2019/20 whereas his last performance in the Premier League was against Newcastle United in August when the Argentine boss, Mauricio Pochettino was the boss for White Hart Lane based outfit.kyle walker-peters-southampton

Under Jose Mourinho, the Portuguese tactician who is brought to fill the place of Pochettino, the England international has played only one game in which Tottenham was defeated by Bayern Munich where the scoreline was 3-1.

Few reports also suggest that the Eagles tried to sign him as a replacement for the departing Aaron Wan-Bissakka who joined Manchester United in the summer transfer window. As the deal couldn’t progress, it was believed that Crystal Palace could make the move for the player to lure him away from North London. However, the Saints acted fast and gained his services for the rest of the season.southampton-sign-kyle-walker-peters

The 22-year-old full-back who can operate on both right and left has been at Tottenham since he was 8. However, the player has found it difficult to get the first-team minutes which was blocked by Kyle Walker and Keiran Trippier and now, Serge Aurier.

After signing the loan deal, Kyle Walker-Peters said:

” I’m looking to use this opportunity to improve as a football player, but most importantly win games here, and show the manager he made the right decision in bringing me here, and also show the fans that, 

“I’m just grateful for the opportunity I’ve been given by the manager and the club. I come here looking to help the club improve and improve myself. I just want to win as many games as possible and enjoy playing football.

“I had a chat with the manager and he assured me I was the type of player he liked and I got that feeling from watching Southampton that I could fit in well. Not only that, but it’s a huge club, and for me I need to be in a team that will suit my style and help me develop, so those were the main reasons.”

On the other hand, Southampton manager, Ralph Hussenhuttl said;

” I am very pleased to have Kyle with us for the rest of the season. He is a talented young player, with good defensive and attacking qualities.“It was clear this month that we could use additional support in the full-back positions, and Kyle was exactly the profile of player I was hoping we could bring in.”