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Saints fear Hammers hijack for defender

Southampton are hoping to agree the signing of Tottenham Hotspur right back Kyle Walker-Peters this week and avoid a West Ham hijack.

According to some reports this morning Saints believe that David Moyes – apparently a big admirer of the player – could move in with an offer.

Saints are apparently involved in a potential player swap deal with Spurs who want Pierre-Emille Hojbjerg with Walker Peters going in the opposite direction.

Talks are apparently well advanced and it seems unlikely that the Hammers will be able to dig up the £18 million required to make an attempt of snatching the player away .

With little cash available after completing the deal to make Tomas Soucek’s move to the Hammers permanent, the Irons would need to raise another £38 million in a hurry to land both the Saints target and allegedly priority target QPR’s Emerich Eze.

It would need some very quick moves by the Irons to nick the player from under the south coast club’s nose.

David Moyes is thought to be a big fan of Walker-Peters, and will try to hijack his move to Southampton if David Gold and David Sullivan give him the funds.

Southampton’s move for the Spurs player would appear to kill any move for Ryan Fredericks, who was reported by Sky Sports as being a target.

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3 comments on “Saints fear Hammers hijack for defender

  1. I understand it’s hard but all we keep seeing are players we want ,but wont get…or being told for the 100th time we have no money or we have to sell before we can buy …any positive news were we probably will sign him ..Rather than ,But we wont get him ,

  2. When Tottenham have made a right back signing their no1 transfer requirement this window. When Tottenham want to sell Serge Aurier because he’s not good enough. Despite all of that Tottenham want to get rid of Walker Peters? It all makes perfect sense doesn’t it.

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