Kyle Walker-Peters, a Southampton contract rebel, has been praised by Kevin Campbell as a potential acquisition for Arsenal and a “real threat going forward.”
On the south coast, the full-back for England’s future is still unclear. The 25-year-current old’s contract is good until 2025, but the Saints want to lock him up for more time.
Since his loan from Spurs evolved into a permanent move, Walker-Peters has excelled for Saints. And the dynamic defender’s future is something Ralf Hasenhuttl wants to guarantee.
Saints have reportedly made “no progress” in their negotiations with the player, according to The Athletic. The same source also adds that the player is on the radars of Manchester United and Arsenal.
It is said that Arsenal has been searching for a replacement left-back. The Arsenal have been extensively connected to Benfica player Alex Grimaldo, but their president Rui Costa insisted no offer has been made for the Spaniard.
Uncertainty surrounds Mikel Arteta’s consideration of Walker-Peters as a left-back. The two-cap England defender can play on either wing and did so on several occasions last season despite being primarily a right-back.
However, the fact that the player’s former club, Spurs, has the option to re-sign him complicates any potential trade.