Southampton’s Rise Sinks Right-Back Target

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West Ham United‘s hopes of signing right-back Kyle Walker-Peters appear to be dashed with Southampton’s promotion to the Premier League.

West Ham were keen on Walker-Peters in January and reportedly envisioned signing him on a free transfer this summer. However, their plans seem to have hit a snag.

Reports from The Daily Echo suggest Walker-Peters might be open to a new contract with Southampton now that they’re back in the top flight. While official confirmation is pending, this development significantly weakens West Ham’s position.

It is shame as the possibility of Danny Ings returning to his former side on loan or even permanently, could have enabled the two clubs  to reach some sort of agreement..

Nevertheless, West Ham must now explore alternative options at right-back. Their pursuit of Walker-Peters, once a promising prospect, now seems like a non-runner.

With Ben Johnson set to depart, The Hammers look weak at right back which is a pivotal position to how Julen Lopetegui likes to play.

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  • Andy Ellis says:

    Ings could have come on loan this season, but chose not to. Why do we want him back, if his heart isn’t in it?

    • Clarkycat9 says:

      Agree, ings was a poor signing and I doubt they’ll receive a fee for him- loans at best. I wouldn’t want him back after the way he left and the same goes for lallana, both injury prone and not up to premiership standard anymore

  • Clarkycat9 says:

    Be realistic please! If walker Peters was to leave it wouldn’t be on s free transfer this summer with 1 more year remaining on his contract and it certainly wouldn’t be to wh considering Tottenham and Chelsea being touted

    • Don says:

      Ings and Lallana are pass their best before date as Saints are a good young and professional side and my advice for Walker-Peters is that the grass is not always greener before making any decision as our owners and manager have a good philosophy next season can’t come soon enough. Up the Saints

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