By Wayne Veysey

25th Jan, 2017 | 6:08pm

Defender signs after Tottenham settle terms of deal - report

By Harry Sykes

Teenage full-back Kyle Walker-Peters has signed a new Tottenham contract, according to a report.

The unofficial Tottenham academy Twitter account has claimed that the highly rated youngster, 19, has been tied down to a new deal in the week that he was promoted to train with the senior squad.

Replying to a question from a Spurs fan on the social media site, the account claimed that right-back Walker-Peters “has apparently” penned fresh terms although it was not known if or when it will be announced.

Tottenham always release statements on their official channels when senior players sign new contracts, but rarely do so for academy players who have not yet broken into the first team.

The club have high hopes for Walker-Peters, who is an England Under-20 international and the regular right-back of the Under-23s teams.

He was invited to train with the seniors during their mid-season training trip in Barcelona this week, where the players are recharging their batteries as they prepare for the weekend FA Cup fourth round clash against Wycombe.

Sky Sports claim on their website that the London giants “recently turned down” an enquiry for Walker-Peters

It is said that manager Mauricio Pochettino is loathe to allow the club’s rising stars to go out on loan as he “prefers to keep his best youngsters training and travelling with the first-team for their development”.

Spurs have earned a reputation for developing young talents in England in recent season, with a number of Premier League regulars making the breakthrough after graduating from the academy.

Harry Kane, Harry Winks, Danny Rose, new Swansea signing Tom Carroll, Hull’s Ryan Mason, on-loan Schalke midfielder Nabil Bentaleb and Crystal Palace’s Andros Townsend all graduated from the Tottenham academy into the first-team squad.

The next generation to come through the ranks include attacking midfielder Josh Onomah, 19, Cameron Carter-Vickers, 18, Marcus Edwards, 17, and Walker-Peters.

Senior pair Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier are ahead of Walker-Peters in the pecking order but he has demonstrated his potential as a regular member of the club’s Under-23s in Premier League 2.

The academy account has a growing reputation as a reliable source of Spurs news, and has broken a number of stories about youth-team players and coaches at the club.

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