Exclusive: Robinson tips West Ham to sign Tottenham player after twist
Paul Robinson has tipped Kyle Walker-Peters to move to West Ham this summer after he claimed the defender was surplus to requirements at Tottenham.
The former White Hart Lane number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, urged Irons owners David Sullivan and David Gold to back David Moyes in the transfer market.
Walker-Peters spent the second half of last season on loan at Southampton and made 10 appearances across all competitions.
Football Insider understands that the Hammers are in the market for a new right-back and have been made aware of the former England under-21 international’s availability.
However, there is a suspicion the Londoners are being used to create a bidding war as Southampton eye a permanent deal.
The defender still has three years remaining on his contract at Spurs after he signed a five-year contract extension in 2018.
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When asked by Football Insider if Walker-Peters would be a welcome addition at the London Stadium, Robinson said:
“Jose Mourinho will be deciding who he wants in and who he wants out at Spurs.
“Kyle Walker-Peters looks like one that is surplus to requirements. He has not featured under Mourinho. There is talk about Juan Foyth moving on as well.
“It is an interesting situation that David Moyes finds himself in. He needs to be allowed to rebuild a West Ham team that was almost not got enough to stay in the Premier League.
“I think Kyle Walker-Peters is a top player. A move to West Ham could really work for all parties involved. Can I see it? Yes.”
David Moyes has already lost two of his senior right-backs this summer with Pablo Zabaleta and Jeremy Ngakia leaving at the end of the contracts.
Ryan Fredericks and 20-year-old Ben Johnson are the only right-sided full-backs at the club.
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