Southampton writer Glen de la Clour has suggested Kyle Walker-Peters is ‘ridiculously unlucky’ to have been dropped and could well want to leave the club if he’s ‘really fed up’ with the situation.
The Saints right-back has only featured twice in the Premier League this season – starting just once – having been a mainstay last term, playing in the league on 30 occasions.
The defender was an unused substitute in the 0-0 draw at home against West Ham, with 18-year-old Valentino Livramento picked ahead of him.
While talking about the player on the Total Saints podcast, De la Clour claimed that the player could want to leave after being dropped despite doing nothing wrong.
He said (12:01): “I think Kyle Walker-Peters is ridiculously unlucky not to be playing. I do find it a bit of a worry. I mean, I heard a story not so long ago that Everton were sniffing around him on the last day of the transfer window.
“And if I was him, I’d be really fed up. And it’s just a case of how patient he is likely to be. Obviously, you can’t really do anything into January, if you’re really fed up.
“But yeah, it’s an interesting one, because he has basically been left out having done absolutely nothing wrong whatsoever.”
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Despite Walker-Peters being the first-choice last season, it seems as if he will have to wait for a slip-up, or an injury, from Livramento if he wants to reclaim his spot.
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However, if a chance is not forthcoming, this may not go down too well with the Englishman. As De la Clour suggests, it could leave him looking for an exit in January.
Reports suggest that Everton did make an enquiry for Kyle Walker-Peters in the final days of the window, and so there is seemingly the possibility for the right-back to try and back himself at a new club if he wants to.