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West Ham should move for Walker-Peters

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West Ham must contact Tottenham about the availability of Kyle Walker-Peters as the talented right-back is currently being wasted by Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

The Hammers are in need of a new right-back ahead of the new season with Pablo Zabaleta, at the very least needed someone to cover him, and Sam Byram not being good enough to feature in the first-team.

While a loan deal may only be possible, Manuel Pellegrini’s side must look at signing Walker-Peters from Spurs for the season as he is more than capable of doing a job at the London Stadium in the upcoming campaign.

The promising right-back only managed to feature for 188 minutes in the league last season, but despite this he still racked up two assists while looking reliable in defence.

Walker-Peters’ young legs would be more than able to step-in for Zabaleta or even provide him with enough competition to knock him out of the first-team next season.

For whatever reason Pochettino hasn’t handed the starlet many minutes in the Premier League and that has seen him wasted at the club.

With Spurs finishing third in the recently finished 2017/18 season, Walker-Peters still might not find himself handed enough minutes in the Premier League in order to continue his exciting development.

Kieran Trippier and Serge Aurier will no doubt remain in front of him when it comes to the pecking order at Spurs, so a temporary exit could be sanctioned.

ESPN reported in April that Spurs were trying to tie the 21-year-old down to a long-term deal and that Pochettino wanted to keep guiding the defender’s development.

However the Spurs manager is smart enough to know a move to the Hammers, where he will have more opportunities to play, would benefit the youngster and his club in the long run.

Therefore with the Hammers clearly needing to recruit a new right-back this summer, Pellegrini should pounce on any chance there is of welcoming Walker-Peters to the club as his currently being wasted in his current role at Tottenham.

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