Kyle Walker-Peters needs minutes next season, whatever Tottenham's transfer activity this summer

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino applauds fans after the match

The Tottenham talent is still yet to make his senior debut in club football, but returns to Tottenham this summer as a world champion.


Kyle Walker Peters of Tottenham Hotspur in action with Ovie Ejaria of LiverpoolKyle Walker Peters of Tottenham Hotspur in action with Ovie Ejaria of Liverpool

There are plenty of ifs and buts surrounding Tottenham Hotspur's fullback situation this summer, but they would do well to invest first-team action in academy graduate Kyle Walker-Peters, fresh from his Under-20 World Cup glory with England, in the coming season whatever happens.

Walker-Peters has been on the periphery of the first team over the last eighteen months, making the bench on several occasions, but is still yet to make his first team debut.

Events this summer have only emphasised that now is the time to give him as much action as possible, with the Londoner shining in the country's victorious South Korea run. Appearing in the final Group A match and then playing every minute in the knockout stage as the Three Lions lifted the trophy; Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino surely has to give him appearances next season.

Walker-Peters' impressive development is both encouraging for the Tottenham hierarchy, and crucial given the current market. Attacking fullbacks are in demand across the continent given the rise of variations of the 3-4-3 system. Spurs possess two of the best around - on each flank - with both Kyle Walker and Danny Rose filling up plenty of back column inches over the last six months.

England's Danny Rose and Kyle Walker celebrate after the gameEngland's Danny Rose and Kyle Walker celebrate

Whether Walker departs for Manchester City this summer or not, and if Rose was to leave at all over the next couple of years, the club would certainly benefit from giving Walker-Peters a sizeable slice of first-team football in the coming season - even if it is just League Cup matches and a spot on the bench in the FA Cup.

The 20-year-old's ability to play on either flank - he won the World Cup at left-back even if his natural position is on the right flank - suggest he could be a future option in multiple roles, good news for him with Tottenham still being linked to the talented Ryan Sessegnon by many, including the Independent.

Rapid, tenacious and eager to get forward, Kyle Walker-Peters is a typical Pochettino fullback, and as a young talent who has already spent time under the Argentine's watchful eye, there are few better for the club to put their faith in.

Kyle Walker-Peters in action for EnglandKyle Walker-Peters in action for England

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