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Walker-Peters delighted with Southampton permanent deal

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Tottenham have allowed Kyle Walker-Peters to spread his wings elsewhere and accepted Southampton’s bid for his services.

Mauricio Pochettino gave Kyle Walker-Peters his debut for Tottenham. The youth academy graduate was supposed to make it big but failed to dethrone first-team regulars. 

Jose Mourinho did not fancy his chances and sent him out on loan to Southampton for first-team minutes.

He impressed during his short stint and has completed a permanent move for a reported £12 million.

The 23-year-old was delighted at the confidence shown in his abilities and hailed the club. Walker-Peters has adapted to life at the Saint Mary’s and believes he fits in with the club’s philosophy. 

“I’m delighted to have signed here. The last few months on loan have been great for me and a lot of fun too. I’ve really enjoyed my football, the atmosphere here and also the style of play,” Walker-Peters told Southampton’s official website.

“The club definitely fits the way I like to play, and I hope that people were able to see that during the last month or so of the season.”

“I feel like I’ve already developed in the time I’ve been here, and that’s a big part of wanting to stay too.”

“Obviously, it’s a club with a great reputation for improving young players and, personally, I’ve found it really valuable working under the manager, with his ideas on the game and what he expects from you as an individual.”

While Walker-Peters joins Southampton, Tottenham signed Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in a separate £15 million deal.