Southampton fans have taken to Twitter to react after Football Insider reported that Kyle Walker-Peters is set to meet Ralph Hasenhuttl ahead of a potential move to St Mary’s this month.
The Tottenham right-back – who is also believed to be pencilled in to meet Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson – is a target for the Saints this month as they look to bolster the full-back department.
Hasenhuttl confirmed towards the end of December that the full-back areas are a worry and that the Saints “will do something” about them in January, and Walker-Peters could well be the man to make the Austrian come good on that transfer promise.
The 22-year-old has only made three Premier League starts this term under both Mauricio Pochettino and Jose Mourinho, as he finds himself behind Serge Aurier in the pecking order.
Football Insider add that a loan move for the England U21 international is expected, although a permanent switch has not been ruled out.
The report continues that a loan move ahead of a permanent deal being struck in the summer is also a possibility.
Let’s see how the Southampton fans on Twitter reacted as Walker-Peters gets set to meet Hasenhuttl…
We’ve been after walker peters since koeman, seems like a good shout to me
— Alan (@alanhenley) January 14, 2020
That’s good news
— Spencer Houghton (@SpencerHoughts) January 14, 2020
To kick off the reaction, these two supporters voiced their approval of the update.
Alan said that “we’ve been after Walker-Peters since” the Ronald Koeman days, before saying that signing the youngster “seems like a good shout”.
Also, Spencer simply said that the reported meeting between the Englishman and Hasenhuttl is “good news”.
Sure we could do better
— Doug Micheal Matthews 😇 (@saintdougie) January 14, 2020
— Christopher Ward (@Chris_FN_Ward) January 14, 2020
Not played enough this season in my opinion. Good player yes, but he’s not really proved himself to be a player good enough for premier league level
— George Haines (@Hainsy32) January 14, 2020
He’s not very good from what I have seen of him
— Hebbes (@HebbesAlex) January 14, 2020
However, in contrast to the first two supporters’ opinions, these four fans did not sound too pleased about a swoop for the Tottenham No.16.
Doug and Christopher said “sure we could do better” and “please no” respectively, sounding pretty certain in their belief that Walker-Peters would not be a good signing.
Elsewhere, George said that, while the 22-year-old is a “good player”, he hasn’t really proved himself to be good enough for the Premier League.
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Lastly, Hebbes said that, from what he’s seen, the Spurs academy graduate is “not very good”.
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