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January 12, 2023

After reading a report that suggested Kyle Walker-Peters is “pushing” for a move away from Southampton, Manchester United decided to add him to the list of right-back players they are interested in signing.

After graduating from the Tottenham Hotspur academy, Walker-Peters went on to make 24 appearances for the Tottenham Hotspur first team. After a fruitful period of loan play lasting three and a half months, he made the move to Southampton on a permanent basis in the summer of 2020.

Walker-Peters has been able to establish himself at a high level in the Premier League ever since he became a permanent player for Southampton. In the two complete seasons that he has spent with the club to this point, he has either reached or surpassed the mark of 30 appearances in the premier league.

In the same year (2022), he also became an official member of the England national team and was awarded his first two senior caps. As a result of his rising popularity, there has been growing talk for some time that he may be ready to make the step back up to a team that is capable of competing in the Champions League or Europa League.

It has been reported by talkSPORT that Manchester United are now monitoring Walker-Peters closely. The team managed by Erik ten Hag is now debating whether or not to purchase a new right back.

Since his transfer from Crystal Palace in 2019, Aaron Wan-Bissaka hasn’t been able to live up to the expectations that were placed on him. Despite the fact that he has recently returned to popularity, people are still talking about his possibly leaving the company.

In the event that he decides to step down, Wan-Bissaka might be succeeded by Walker-Peters. According to the source, the 25-year-old candidate for the right back position is firmly on United’s shortlist of objectives.

It has been reported that Walker-Peters is “pushing” for a move away from Southampton, which will improve their chances of acquiring his services. In point of fact, he is delaying the process of coming to any type of agreement over a new contract there. The current terms he is serving under will run out in 2025.

And because Southampton is presently in last place in the Premier League and is in danger of being demoted, the club may have a difficult time retaining some of their most promising players, such as Walker-Peters.

However, Man United are not the only team interested in signing him. The radio station claims that Chelsea and Tottenham are also in the running to sign Walker-Peters as a player for their respective teams.

The Blues are looking to add competition and depth in order to protect the promising but injury-prone Reece James. In the meanwhile, the Spurs have not been able to rely on Emerson Royal, Matt Doherty, or Djed Spence, and it is possible that they will require an improvement. They might have had the solution there in front of them the whole time.

Therefore, there is a possibility that United will be drawn into a bidding war for Walker-Peters. However, as evidenced by their significant investment in Wan-Bissaka a few years ago, they are able to shell out significant sums of money to acquire targets, even those of the defensive sort, provided they have a strong desire to do so.

After that, it would be up to Walker-Peters to demonstrate that he is capable of performing at the higher level. After the Portugal international earned Ten Hag’s trust in the first half of the season, he would be in competition with Diogo Dalot for a place at right-back. He would be up against him for the position.

Walker-Peters would also ensure that Manchester United’s homegrown quota would not suffer as a result of the possible departure of Wan-Bissaka, who was born and raised in Croydon.

And even though he was still finding his footing at Tottenham, he still managed to notch six assists and one goal during the course of 24 games there, suggesting that he could be well prepared for the promotion to a club on the same level as Manchester United.

It would be the most difficult issue he has faced in his career up to that point. On the other hand, it is possible that he would be able to take it in stride.