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Manchester United circling for Kyle Walker-Peters

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Manchester United have been linked with a move for Southampton defender Kyle Walker-Peters by journalist Alex Crook.

Walker-Peters, valued at a career-high €25m by Transfermarkt, is primarily a right-back but has also played further forward on both sides this season. The 25-year-old has been with the Saints since 2020 after leaving Tottenham and has gone on to make 99 appearances for the club in all competitions.

He shares the same agency as Raphael Varane and played the entirety of Southampton’s 2-0 win over Manchester City in the EFL Cup on Wednesday, with his contract on the south coast running until 2025.

Crook shared a transfer notebook for talkSPORT on Wednesday, where he made a claim on the future of Walker-Peters.

He said that the player is pushing for a St. Mary’s exit, with both United and Premier League rivals Chelsea circling over a possible move.

TIF Thoughts on Walker-Peters rumours…

Erik ten Hag has Diogo Dalot and Aaron Wan-Bissaka as senior right-back options at this moment in time, so you’d expect that one of the two would need to move on if United were to sign Walker-Peters.

Wan-Bissaka could be the man to depart, however, he has featured heavily following the World Cup after playing just four minutes of action prior to the break.

It will be interesting to see what happens with Wan-Bissaka, but it looks as if Walker-Peters, hailed a ‘top class’ player by sports journalist Josh Bunting, is on the list of potential targets, making this one to keep an eye on.

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