Fulham have joined Southampton in the race for the signature of Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Walker-Peters this summer, as per The Evening Standard.
Several reports this week suggested the Saints are very close to hiring the 23-year-old on a permanent deal as they have agreed to pay £12million for the player. Walker-Peters made 10 appearances for Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side after joining them on loan this January.
Tottenham are also pursuing Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg signing, however, the two deals have been kept separate so that one does not affect the other one. The Cottagers secured promotion to the top division after they outclassed Brentford 2-1 in the play-off final at Wembley.
If the 23-year-old signs with the Lilywhites, then he would remain in London and be reunited with Scott Parker, the ex-Spurs man who previously worked with Kyle.
However, it remains to be seen whether Fulham are ready to pay Southampton’s hefty £12million price tag for getting the signature of the defender.
The Evening Standard report further suggests that the Cottagers are also interested in re-signing Ryan Sessegnon, however, Spurs are determined to keep their player.
Southampton are a good side who currently have many exciting players plus have an outstanding manager in Hasenhüttl, and Walker-Peters proved that he is a good fit for the Saints who will be aiming to finish in the top half of the table next year.
However, the opportunity to remain in London and get reunited with Parker and Matt Wells could be very tempting for the player.