North London side Tottenham Hotspur reportedly inserted a £30m buyback clause into the transfer that took England international Kyle Walker-Peters from Spurs to fellow Premier League team Southampton two years ago. The said buyback clause has been revealed by The Athletic in the wake of the interest in the player’s services from Arsenal and Manchester United. It has been reported that Kyle Walker-Peters is on the transfer list at Manchester United and Arsenal.
The interest of big teams such as Arsenal and Manchester United in Walker-Peters was confirmed by the aforementioned media portal. The Southampton defender has been a consistent performer for the South Coast club since he joined them for Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2020.
Spurs have a buyback clause for Walker-Peters, but they have not shown interest in signing him this summer. The North Londoners have concentrated on signing young player Djed Spence from English Championship team Middlesbrough for their right wingback position.
Walker-Peters had a very good season in the colours of the Saints last season and he was even called up to the Three Lions of England squad for the first time.
Southampton are determined to hold on to the services of Walker-Peters beyond this summer despite the interest in him from the other Premier League teams.However, it’s only a matter of time before he leaves the club due to his immense talents. The 25-year-old has three years to go on his present contract with the Saints.
The buyback clause Spurs inserted into the transfer that took Kyle Walker-Peters to Southampton in the summer of 2020 will make them the favourites ahead of the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal if they are interested in re-signing him. Walker-Peters is a product of the Tottenham Hotspur academy, but he didn’t manage to establish himself in the first team before his exit.