Date: 12th July 2020 at 5:30pm
Written by: George Carter

Plenty of Southampton fans have been commenting on Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho and his comments regarding young defender Kyle Walker-Peters.

Speaking to BBC Solent Sport, the Portuguese tactician stated that Spurs are keen to keep hold of him and has the love of chairman Daniel Levy, but insisted that he would not stand in his way if he decided to move to the South Coast on a permanent basis.

The 23-year-old right-back made the move in January and has not had a lot of time to bed into Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side, following the temporary suspension of the 2019/20 Premier League campaign.

Will Kyle Walker-Peters join Southampton permanently?

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Yes

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Despite this, he has started the last three games and Southampton have picked up 10 points from their first five games back, with Walker-Peters playing a crucial part in their performances.

Since his short stay at St Mary’s, Walker-Peters has started four Premier League games, averaged 2.3 tackles and has accumulated an average match rating from six appearances of 6.81, as per Whoscored.

As a result, supporters were delighted and made their feelings clear on social media. One fan said that he would “fit in perfectly”, while another described it as “great news”.