It’s looking like this month may be the beginning of the end for Kyle Walker-Peters at Tottenham Hotspur. The Athletic (£) is reporting that KWP is close to an agreement to head to Crystal Palace on loan until the end of the season.
Palace could probably use KWP — he would be brought in as competition and rotation at right back for long-term Palace player Martin Kelly, and especially since Joel Ward is out with a knee injury until at least the end of the month.
If you want to get irate about it, you can sure make an argument that the time to send Walker-Peters out on loan was three years ago where he might have then had the opportunity to get regular first team football and develop into a cromulent fullback option for a team challenging for Champions League honors. But that ship has sailed. For whatever reason, Mauricio Pochettino kept him close and then didn’t play him, and he’s also obviously not fancied by Jose Mourinho either.
I don’t see much of a future for KWP in this Spurs side anymore, and a loan to the end of the season followed by a sale seems like the most likely outcome here. If you are a KWP liker, this is good for him and for Spurs, and hopefully he’ll actually get some decent minutes in the Premier League, assuming this loan goes through.