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Southampton to fight off Kyle Walker-Peters interest

One of Southampton’s top assets could be staying at St Mary’s for a while longer… 

What’s the word?

According to The Sun journalist Tom Barclay, Ralph Hasenhuttl remains steadfast in his stance on the full-back.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, he claimed: “Kyle Walker-Peters is going to be an interesting one. I think £40million sounds about right, from the last time I was checking this out.

“They don’t want to let him go, but it is one to watch on that front, I think.”

Supporters will be buzzing

Walker-Peters has impressed hugely for the Saints since his move from Tottenham Hotspur back in 2020. He has featured an impressive 72 times in the league, quickly becoming one of Hasenhuttl’s most important assets.

It will be a welcome sight for supporters to see the club issue a hands-off warning to any potential suitors, as they look to once again enjoy a season free from a relegation battle.

Who is the better right-back for Southampton?

Kyle Walker-Peters

Kyle Walker-Peters

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Last season he featured 32 times, and despite only registering three goal contributions, he was still integral in their comfortable 15th-placed finish.

His average SofaScore rating of 6.85 is also indicative of a reliable performer for the south coast side. His reliability was showcased through his versatility, as he deputised at both right and left-back throughout the season.

Walker-Peters’ stats on FBref paints the picture of a progressive full-back however, as he sits in the top 4% for progressive carries and the top 6% for dribbles completed.

His manager has been vocal in his praise for the defender, and revealed the following to the Southern Daily Echo: “I think you see a player now who is very confident with the ball but also against the ball with clear habits.

“But we worked hard with him, we showed him immediately and he is a quick learner. That’s always good, always helpful if you want to get better… The package as a complete one is getting better.”

Supporters have every right to be delighted at the fact that one of their more dependable and well-loved assets will be sticking around for a little while longer, and with potential additions who knows where the side could end up this season.

AND, in other news: “My understanding..”: Athletic journo drops transfer claim Saints supporters will love.

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