Tottenham make emphatic decision on 20-year-old following Aurier arrival - reliable journalist
By Derek Smithson
Tottenham want to keep Kyle Walker-Peters at the club despite the signing of Serge Aurier, according to a reliable journalist.
ESPN correspondent Dan Kilpatrick has revealed on his personal Twitter account that Spurs want to keep the 20-year-old and have no plans to loan out him.
His future has come under question amid speculation that they would be signing right-back Aurier from Paris Saint-Germain, which has now been confirmed on a five-year deal.
#thfc Aurier announcement incoming. Spurs have no plans to loan out Kyle Walker-Peters though.
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) August 31, 2017
Walker-Peters is an academy graduate at Spurs and has been drafted into the first team this season, including making his Premier League debut on the opening day of the season at Newcastle.
Mauricio Pochettino has had a shortage in defence following the sale of Kyle Walker to Manchester City.
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Kieran Trippier and Walker-Peters have been the two options at right-back, but confirmed arrival Aurier from PSG will be eyeing his place in the starting XI in the full-back position.
Spurs are planning on keeping Walker-Peters in the squad and he does have the versatility of playing in both full-back positions if needed.
Football Insider verdict:
Walker-Peters made an impressive bow in the Premier League against Newcastle, but that could be the last of him Spurs fans see this season in the Premier League. The right-back is a very promising talent and looks ready to make the step up to the first team. However, he is unlikely to get a chance ahead of senior options Trippier or Aurier. Spurs are not going to send the England Under-20 international out on loan and that could be a big mistake. There may even be some Premier League clubs interested in his services if he was made available and first-team experience is crucial at this stage of his development.
In other Tottenham transfer news, they have made a big decision on Marcus Edwards on deadline day.