Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker-Peters will reportedly meet with Ralph Hasenhuttl this week to talk about a possible switch to St Mary’s.
That’s according to Football Insider, who claim that the 22-year-old is expected to leave North London for the second half of the season.
The report claims that a permanent exit hasn’t been ruled out, with Jose Mourinho giving the green light for the full-back to complete a January exit.
Hasenhuttl was coy when asked about the recent speculation regarding Walker-Peters last week, but it seems as if amove could gather pace this week.
As well as meeting with Hasenhuttl, Walker-Peters will also head across London to talk with Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson over a possible move to Selhurst Park.
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Cedric Soares has started the last 11 Premier League fixtures under Hasenhuttl, taking his appearance tally to 18 in all competitions, but we feel as if a new right-back addition on the south coast is necessary.
And we feel as though Walker-Peters could prove to be a shrewd addition at St Mary’s.
He started in each of the opening three top-flight games of the season under former boss Mauricio Pochettino, however, he’s fallen out of favour under Mourinho, making his only appearance in the 3-1 defeat to Bayern Munich in December.
The possibility of a move to Southampton, in our eyes, could make perfect sense for all involved.
Walker-Peters would be handed the chance to prove his worth in the Premier League, Southampton would be getting themselves cover in a problem position, which could then lead into a possible permanent deal.
Of course, Walker-Peters could decide to remain in London with Palace, but we’re hoping that he decides for a change of scenery and chooses Hasenhuttl over Hodgson.