Date: 16th July 2020 at 7:40am
Written by: George Carter

Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is keen to move to Tottenham Hotspur this summer which could free up Kyle Walker-Peters to staying at St Mary’s long term, according to the Evening Standard.

The 24-year-old was stripped of the Saints captaincy on the South Coast after failing to agree to a new contract, with a year still left to run on his current deal.

With Walker-Peters currently on loan at Southampton, the 23-year-old could be utilised to help push the deal through, with the English right-back moving permanently to join up with Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side.

The Evening Standard claim that the Austrian tactician is prioritising a move for a right back in the summer and has been impressed by Walker-Peters’ performances, with Spurs boss Jose Mourinho saying that “there is a place” for the club for the inexperienced defender.

Should Kyle Walker-Peters and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg switch places?

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Yes

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Since the Premier League restarted in June, Walker-Peters has played a significant part in the Southampton first team, that has climbed to 12th place in the standings and is currently tussling for a top 10 finish.

The Tottenham loanee has started the last four games, with his most impressive outing coming against his side’s 1-0 victory against Manchester City where he was awarded a match rating of 8.34, per Whoscored.

Former Spurs defender Alan Hutton previously described Walker-Peters a “very good player” and questioned the decision of his former club in wanting to part company with him.

It would be a brilliant piece of business from Southampton if they were to pull this deal off. Not only would they move players on that don’t want to be at the club, but also they would obtain a player that is on the rise and has been performing well in the red and white shirt.