Report: Tottenham open new contract talks with defender

Report: Tottenham open new contract talks with defender

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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05: Tottenham Hotspur Manager Mauricio Pochettino during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus on August 5, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

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Tottenham have entered talks with Kyle Walker-Peters over a new contract, according to ESPN.

Walker-Peters made his Premier League debut on the opening day of the season and was named man of the match as Spurs won 2-0 at Newcastle United.

Kieran Trippier was injured at the time and Tottenham hadn’t yet signed Serge Aurier, so Walker-Peters was forced to step into the breach.

The right-back’s impressive performance contributed towards a new deal later that month – there are still two years remaining on his current contract.

But ESPN claims Spurs are keen to reward his development by offering him another improved deal.

England Under-21 international Walker-Peters has struggled for game time this season with Trippier and Aurier primarily competing for the right-back slot.

The 21-year-old has sometimes been used on the left in the absence of Danny Rose.

It’s unclear whether Walker-Peters will be given more chances next season – it’s certainly unlikely either Trippier or Aurier will leave the club this summer.

But due to his ability to play on either side of the back line, he is undeniably a useful player to have in the squad.

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