Walker-Peters joined the Saints from Tottenham last summer after initially signing on a loan deal and has made a huge impact at St. Mary’s this season.
The 24-year-old has cemented his position at right-back under Ralph Hasenhuttl, winning much praise in the process.
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Speaking exclusively to TIF about the former Tottenham defender, Hendrie said:
“Walker-Peters was a great signing. I’d have had him all day at Villa. I feel that him playing down that right side, very, very good player.
“And he’s proved it this season for Southampton and I’m pleased for him as well on that front.”
Villa are hardly lacking a solid right-back themselves, though, with Matty Cash coming in last summer and delivering the goods.
The 23-year-old has posted some very impressive defensive numbers for the Villans this season, particularly in the tackles per game category (via WhoScored). So Dean Smith can certainly be pleased with what he has got in that department.