Crystal Palace are interested in a January deal to sign Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker-Peters on loan until the end of the season.
According to The Mirror, via HITC, Palace and fellow Premier League side Southampton are showing an interest in Walker-Peters, who is currently second-choice to Serge Aurier at Spurs.
The report does, however, state that the player would prefer to stay at Tottenham and compete for his place, rather than leave on loan.
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With Jose Mourinho coming in at Spurs, it makes sense that Walker-Peters would feel as though he has a chance of nailing down a regular place in the team ahead of Aurier. However, there is still over a month to go until January and his situation could change between now and then, meaning that Palace are still in with a shout.
If he does not break into Tottenham’s team before the end of January, he could be persuaded to spend the second half of the campaign on loan at Selhurst Park. Palace currently lack options at right-back, after failing to replace Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the summer, and Walker-Peters is a natural – attack-minded – fullback. His energy and dynamism down the right could add an extra dimension to Palace’s attacks, with Joel Ward often ineffective when coming forward down the right.