Who should be Tottenham Hotspur’s right-back this season?
When Kieran Trippier made the surprise move from Tottenham Hotspur to Atletico Madrid, it raised the question as to who would become the number one right-back at the club.
Two names stood out in youngster Kyle Walker-Peters and the more senior figure in Serge Aurier. Added with that, centre-back Juan Foyth could also deploy that role, as he did in a sporadic fashion last season.
One of those players, Walker-Peters, is seemingly attracting the attention of other clubs, as deadline day looms for those wanting to complete last-minute deals.
The Sun have claimed that Tottenham rejected Premier League interest from Crystal Palace and Brighton and Hove Albion for Walker-Peters services this summer.
That reported transfer call could prove to be a masterstroke at the end of the season because this could be the season Walker-Peters proves his worth at Spurs.
Following Trippier’s departure, the North London club could have easily opted to loan out Walker-Peters and then gone on to buy another right-back to compete alongside Aurier.
But Spurs’ belief in the 22-year-old will be great news for the White Hart Lane faithful, who will be backing him to start that first game of the season against Aston Villa next Saturday.
Walker-Peters has had his bad moments in a Tottenham shirt, but he has also shown his brilliance, but the time may now be right for him to take that next step in his career.
And with the club seemingly rejecting offers for him, in the long term, it may prove to be a seriously good decision by the club because if he makes that right-back place his own this season then the club will be saving a lot of money and their academy will also be proving their worth once again.