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When Tottenham agreed to a deal with Southampton for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg during the summer transfer window, many Lilywhites fans will be more than happy to see Kyle Walker-Peters head in the opposite direction.
The youngster, who was a product of the Tottenham academy, had fought for regular playing time with both Mauricio Pochettino and José Mourinho, making just 24 first team appearances for the Lilywhites; in which he contributed a goal and five assists.
He spent the second half of the 2019/20 season on loan with Southampton and after impressing with Ralph Hasenhuttl’s team, it was clear that the Saints wanted their move to be permanent, which worked in the Spurs’ favor as it allowed them to complete a deal for Hojbjerg.
While the Danish international has impressed since joining and has been a mainstay on Mourinho’s side, it seems the club may be starting to regret letting Walker-Peters go. £ 12 million.
Will the Spurs regret selling Walker-Peters?
The 23-year-old has been in excellent form with the Saints this season, averaging excellent 7.06 rating for his exhibitions in the highest category, while helping the South Coast club win eight clean sheets, which is the best joint record of any team in the division, while having made an impressive 49 entries this season.
Meanwhile, Matt Doherty’s summer transfer to the Spurs is still not paying off as many thought, as the Irish international has struggled to cement his place in the Lilywhites’ starting team, while his disconcerting dismissal in the final moments 3- Without a doubt, a recent victory against Leeds will have left Mourinho furious.
His teammate right back Serge Aurier enjoyed awesome start to the Premier League season, but he has not appeared since his terrible performance against Leicester City recently, where, perhaps, he relapsed into his former error-prone self by giving away an unnecessary penalty in the first half.
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So when you consider how well Walker-Peters is adjusting to Southampton, helping transform their defense into one of the best in the Premier League, it could definitely be argued that Daniel Levy and Mourinho made a mistake by letting go of the £ 12 million man. Especially since Doherty has yet to find his feet in a Spurs jersey.
And, in other news … Mourinho should consider eliminating the THFC failure causing “big problems” in January