Exclusive: Tottenham star tipped to be used as makeweight after huge £44m deal agreed
Kevin Phillips has tipped Tottenham to use Kyle Walker-Peters as part of the deal to sign Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton.
The 2000 European Golden Shoe winner, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, was adamant that Walker-Peters, 23, has no future at Spurs and will exit this summer.
The right-back spent the second half of last season on loan at St. Mary’s and made 10 appearances for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side.
Football Insider revealed on Friday that the Lilywhites had agreed to sign Hojbjerg for a potential £19m as well as hand him a £100,000-a-week contract taking the total deal to £44m.
Phillips suggested that Walker-Peters would move to the south-coast, permanently, as part of the transfer.
“I was hearing that there could be a swap deal between Kyle Walker-Peters and Hojbjerg,” he told Football Insider.
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“Walker-Peters has proved that he is a top player and I am sure there will be a few clubs looking at him.
“There is question marks at West Ham because if he comes in, is he going to play ahead of Fredericks? Possibly. There are no guarantees but he would have a great chance of playing at West Ham if he went there.
“Walker-Peters has done himself no harm during his time at Southampton but he is not going to get in the Tottenham side.”
Football Insider revealed last week that the Hammers were on the hunt for a right-back this summer and have been made aware of Walker-Peters’ availability.
However, Tottenham’s £12million asking price for the English defender is too much for David Moyes’s side who need to sell before recruiting this summer.