Ian Wright slams Tottenham’s decision to sell Kyle Walker-Peters after England appeal

A Spurs academy product, the 24-year-old has gone from strength to strength since joining St Mary’s initially on loan, winning his first England call-up earlier this week.

Walker-Peters’ success with Southampton stands in stark contrast to some of Spurs’ problems at right-back, with none of Serge Aurier, Matt Doherty or Emerson Royal being convincing.

To his credit, Antonio Conte appears to be getting the best of Doherty after the struggles of Jose Mourinho and Nuno Espirito Santo, although it remains to be seen if the Republic of Ireland international is the long-term answer on that front. .

With the club looking for a new signing in that department during the January transfer window and duly failing to land Adama Traore, the decision to allow Walker-Peters to leave just months after the sale of Kieran Trippier seemed somewhat short. view.

Speaking on the Wrighty’s House podcast, Arsenal legend Wright expressed his confusion.

“Kyle Walker-Peters. It’s great to see him. I remember seeing him at Tottenham and I think they got rid of him and brought in Serge Aurier. When I watched Serge for a few games, I thought, “I’m sorry, Kyle Walker-Peters is a better player,” he said.

“They brought in Emerson Royal and I say I’m sorry, he’s a better player. And even with Doherty, who is doing great things in the future, I watched Walker-Peters and I’m glad he has been called.

“I wonder why Tottenham got rid of him when you see how he plays?”


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