By Danny Wright
Tottenham have confirmed that Kyle Walker-Peters has agreed terms to a new contract with the club.
Spurs announced on their official Twitter account on Wednesday morning that Walker-Peters, 20, has penned a fresh three-year deal which keeps him at the club until 2020.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 23, 2017
The up-and-coming defender wowed the Spurs fans with his display at right-back in the opening day 2-0 win over Newcastle earlier this month when he helped Mauricio Pochettino’s men keep a clean sheet.
He was drafted in to earn his senior debut due to an injury to the only first-team right-back Kieran Trippier, who has earned the spot off Kyle Walker since he secured his big-money move to Manchester City.
Big things are expected of Walker-Peters, and this latest contract shows that Pochettino perhaps has plans for him in the immediate future as back-up to Trippier.
Walker-Peters has no doubt had a thrilling summer with his Premier League debut adding to the Under-20 World Cup he lifted with the England youth side.
Football Insider Verdict
There probably weren’t any teams that were looking to sign Walker-Peters, but it is a great statement for Tottenham to make about the emerging talent. Spurs have been busy extending the contracts of their key players this year and that highlights how serious Pochettino and chairman Daniel Levy are about keeping hold of their best talents. If Tottenham do sign up another right-back this summer, Walker-Peters should try to force a loan move away from north London. It is clear that he is ready for first-team football and he shouldn’t be denied of that opportunity whether it be in the Championship or one of the lower teams in the Premier League.