According to a report from The Mirror (2nd August, page 64), West Ham are making a late push to beat Southampton to the signing of Tottenham full-back Kyle Walker Peters. And Jose Mourinho is allegedly ready to move the young defender on to pastures new.
Right-back is definitely an area where David Moyes needs to strengthen this summer.
Ryan Fredericks has been hugely underwhelming since moving to the London Stadium on a free transfer from Fulham in the summer of 2018.
And the Mirror claims that Tottenham defender Kyle Walker-Peters could be an option for West Ham.
Spurs boss Jose Mourinho is happy to allow the 23-year-old to leave the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (Times).
And having spent last season on loan at St Mary’s with Southampton, the Saints are thought to be leading the race to sign KWP permanently. It seems as though the Hammers are making a late charge for the full-back’s signature, however.
The 23-year-old made just 10 Premier League appearances for Southampton this season. In those outings, he averaged 1.3 tackles, 1.4 interceptions and 1.7 clearances per game (Who Scored).
Walker-Peters is a reliable right-back. And he can also operate at left-back – something that will undoubtedly appeal to David Moyes.
Tottenham want £12 million for the young Englishman, however. And that may prove tricky for West Ham given their apparent lack of funds.
Who knows though. If Moyes can move on some of the deadwood this summer, perhaps he will have the cash needed to bring Walker-Peters to West Ham. And the Spurs man would be a very useful addition for the Hammers.