Modified 30 Jan 2020, 00:08 IST
Southampton have confirmed the signing of Kyle Walker-Peters on loan from Tottenham.
The full-back moves to the south coast for the rest of the 2019-20 season having struggled for playing time at Spurs.
Walker-Peters made just five appearances in all competitions under both Mauricio Pochettino and Jose Mourinho, his last outing coming in a 3-1 Champions League defeat away to Bayern Munich in December.
A product of Tottenham’s youth system, the 22-year-old is looking forward to working under Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl as he seeks to feature more regularly in the remainder of the campaign.
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“I’m just grateful for the opportunity I’ve been given by the manager and the club,” Walker-Peters told Southampton’s official website.
“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.”
Walker-Peters’ arrival at Southampton could clear the way for the departure of fellow defender Cedric Soares, who has been strongly linked with a loan move to Arsenal.
Published 30 Jan 2020, 00:08 IST
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