Tottenham have reportedly agreed a new deal with defender Kyle Walker-Peters – and now manager Mauricio Pochettino has a tough decision to make on whether to keep him around for next season, or send the 21-year-old out on loan.
The London Evening Standard claims that Walker-Peters has agreed a one-year extension as well as a payrise which sees him commit himself to the North London club until 2021.
It is the second time this season that the young full-back has been handed a new contract by the club as he put pen to paper on fresh terms back in August after he made his Premier League debut with a man of the match display against Newcastle.
He made his second league outing for Spurs on Sunday in which he supplied two assists in the club’s 5-4 win over Leicester at Wembley.
And it seems that Spurs are continuing with the trend of offering the 21-year-old a new deal every time he plays well in the league.
Next season will be a big one for Walker-Peters though as the versatile full-back needs to start playing first team football on a regular basis.
Will he get that at Tottenham? With Danny Rose, Ben Davies, Kieran Trippier and Serge Aurier in the squad it is very difficult for the England youth international to get a chance to play unless there are injuries.
Pochettino has a big decision to make because loaning out Walker-Peters could help transform him into a likely future candidate to play for England, while keeping him around at Spurs could prove helpful for if there is an injury crisis due to his ability to play on both flanks.
It’s going to be an important 12 months for Walker-Peters whatever happens, lets just hope that the correct call is made.