Tottenham defender emerges on radar of PL rivals, Pochettino faced with decision - report
By Danny Wright
Tottenham defender Kyle Walker-Peters has emerged on the radar of Swansea, who want the youngster on loan until the end of the season in January, according to a report.
The Sun claims that Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is facing a decision on whether or not to let Walker-Peters, 20, leave on a temporary basis when the transfer window re-opens after falling down the pecking order in North London.
The rising star grabbed the attention of fans and pundits in his Tottenham debut against Newcastle in August, but he has played just two games since across all competitions since, with Kieran Trippier and Serge Aurier the preferred options in his position at right-back.
It is understood that Pochettino is a huge fan of Walker-Peters and is weighing up whether it would be a good idea to let him leave on loan.
Swansea do have Kyle Naughton at right-back, so Walker-Peters may not be the first choice if he was to move to Spurs’ Premier League rivals.
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Football Insider Verdict
It would certainly be worthwhile for Walker-Peters’ development to go out on loan somewhere, but only if he is going to get a good amount of game time. It could also be worth Spurs waiting to see who they draw in the FA Cup, as it could give the academy product the chance to start against a team that is in the Championship or lower ahead of Aurier and Trippier who could be in need of a rest. Swansea would be a good place to go though. They have offered younger players the chance to shine in the past and Paul Clement is a very good coach. It just all depends on how many minutes Walker-Peters would be guaranteed at the Liberty.