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Report: West Ham make enquiry for Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker-Peters

West Ham have reportedly made an enquiry for Tottenham Hotspur right-back Kyle Walker-Peters, according to the Guardian.

The Hammers desperately need reinforcements in the right-back department. Pablo Zabaleta is 35, and is clearly not the player he once was. The Argentine is leaving the London Stadium in the summer too.

Ryan Fredericks was signed in the summer 0f 2018 after a fine season with Fulham, but he has failed to impress at West Ham. And the 27-year-old is currently out injured.

The Guardian claims that the Hammers have made an enquiry for Spurs youngster Walker-Peters.

RONALDO NEEDS TO STOP WHINING.

Would Tottenham really sanction Walker-Peters’ loan move to West Ham?

Kyle Walker-Peters in action (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

The 22-year-old has hardly featured at all for Spurs this season, so a loan move away from north London would make sense.

The Hammers are one of Tottenham’s biggest and most bitter rivals, however, and Daniel Levy has reportedly been against doing business with the east London club in the past (Football Insider).

If the Spurs chairman could be persuaded to let the young right-back join West Ham on loan, however, it might be the ideal solution for all parties involved.

Walker-Peters would receive regular game-time – something he clearly won’t be getting at Tottenham this season. That should enable him to find some form, and in turn, his value will increase, if Spurs then decide to sell him in the summer.

Kyle Walker-Peters in action (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

The young Englishman would also be a very useful addition for West Ham. According to premierleague.com, in 12 Premier League appearances for Tottenham, he has racked up 20 tackles, 10 interceptions, 15 clearances and 42 ball recoveries. The Spurs starlet has been successful in 50/50 challenges 18 times, and has made zero errors leading to goals.

If West Ham manage to get him on loan it could be a real coup for them. It might not work out, of course. There is always the risk of that happening with any transfer. But considering the fact that Walker-Peters would probably only cost West Ham a very small loan fee, he is more than worth a punt for the east London outfit.

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