Tottenham defender Kyle Walker-Peters is on the verge of joining Southampton on loan for the remainder of the season, according to the Evening Standard.
The 22-year-old, who has featured just once for Spurs since the arrival of Jose Mourinho, had been heavily linked with a loan move to Crystal Palace earlier in the window, but the Saints looked to have pipped their Premier League rival to the right-backs signature.
Tottenham revealed last week that they were willing to let Walker-Peters leave permanently for £15m, but he will join the St Mary’s outfit on a temporary basis.
The defender started the campaign as Spurs’ first choice right-back – starting the opening three Premier League games – but since suffering a hamstring injury against Newcastle in August, his only appearances have come against Colchester in the Carabao Cup and the dead rubber against Bayern Munich last month.
Walker-Peters wasn’t even included in the squad for the FA Cup games against Middlesbrough – making a switch away from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium even more likely.
If the England Under-21 international does complete his move before Friday’s deadline, he could make his debut against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.