By Wayne Veysey

11th Aug, 2020 | 10:41am

Sources: Player signs 5-year Southampton deal after 8-figure bid accepted

Kyle Walker-Peters has put pen to paper on a five-year deal with Southampton as his £12million move from Tottenham is all but complete, Football Insider understands.

This site revealed on Monday that the 23-year-old was undergoing his medical at St Mary’s and that he was in advanced talks over his contract terms.

A source at the Saints has told Football Insider that the right-back has signed a long-term deal and that the paperwork for the transfer has been filed.

The defender, a graduate of Tottenham’s youth system, initially joined Southampton on loan back in the winter transfer window.

However, there was no option or obligation for the Saints to buy Walker-Peters as the south coast outfit baulked at Spurs’ £15million asking price.

Tottenham have now accepted a fee of £12million for his exit and his signing is set to be announced by Southampton in the near future.

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He played a total of 10 times for Southampton during his temporary spell at St Mary’s and tellingly featured in every single one of the club’s matches post-lockdown.

The full-back was seen as a bright prospect during his fledgling years at Spurs and played a total of 24 times for the first team in north London.

However, all but one of those appearances came under former boss Mauricio Pochettino and he featured in just three matchday squads for current manager Jose Mourinho.

Walker-Peters will be Ralph Hasenhuttl’s first signing of the summer transfer window.

The Austrian boss has also seen defender Cedric Soares and Maya Yoshida leave the club on free transfers.

In other Southampton news, it can be revealed that the Saints have made a move to beat Leeds United to the signing of a Premier League forward.