Former Crystal Palace defender Marc Edworthy has shared his views on Kyle Walker-Peters and what he thinks of the Tottenham man’s prospective move to Selhurst Park.
Roy Hodgson confirmed that discussions were underway between the Eagles’ Sporting Director Dougie Freedman and Spurs over a deal for the England U21 international.
Additionally, The Telegraph wrote that Walker-Peters was ‘hoping’ to join Crystal Palace, so this move could well have some legs.
Speaking on Love Sport Radio, the 47-year-old said: “I think it is a good signing, it is a difficult position to play in. The modern day full-back has to provide goals and assists as well. Roy Hodgson will know exactly what he’s looking for, you are not going to get every signing right but the personnel is something the football club will always look to improve.”
Despite Walker-Peters’ struggles for game time under Mauricio Pochettino and Jose Mourinho this season – he has just three Premier League starts to his name – the 22-year-old would be a good signing for the Eagles.
He would provide a much-needed injection of youth to what is an ageing squad – only four players are under the age of 27 – while the Tottenham academy graduate already has some valuable experience under his belt despite his young age.
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Additionally, Walker-Peters also started a crucial Champions League Group Stage game against Barcelona last season, while spending time on the bench in the memorable semi-final tie against Ajax as well as the final against Liverpool – while he may not have got off the sidelines, that experience for such a young player will surely have been beneficial.
He also boasts 11 caps for England’s U21 side.
Edworthy is right – it would be a good signing for a Crystal Palace side in need of a reinvigorated feeling.
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