Why Celtic should sign Kyle Walker-Peters from Tottenham
After a slow start to the season, Celtic have recovered well and find themselves in a good position. They are currently on top of the league, a point ahead of Rangers who have played a game more. Brendan Rodgers’ men are in the last-32 stage of the Europa League as well, where they will face Valencia in February.
If the Hoops are to win the treble, they need more reinforcements in January. The absence of Leigh Griffiths means they need a striker. However, with Mikael Lustig’s contract expiring at the end of the season, they are short of options for the right-back slot. In addition, the Swede has been a weak link in the team this season.
He has made a whole lot of mistakes that could have proved fatal to the outcomes of certain games. The 32-year-old was at fault in the team’s final group game against Salzburg in the Europa League. However, they managed to get over the line.
Going forward into the second part of the season, these mistakes could be a game-changer in decisive games.
Hence, it is imperative from Celtic’s viewpoint that they sign a new full-back next month. Here’s why they should buy Kyle Walker-Peters from Tottenham Hotspur:
Kyle Walker-Peters – A talent unused at Tottenham
Though the youngster has signed a new contract with Tottenham which secures his long-term future at the club, he is not getting much game time under Mauricio Pochettino. It is evident that Kieran Trippier and Serge Aurier are ahead in the pecking order. This means that the 21-year-old has had to wait for injuries or cup games to get his opportunities.
Spurs boss Pochettino has mentioned that the youngster won’t be shipped out on loan, which is surprising, to say the least. The player has featured only three times this season. If this continues to be the case, then the development of a talented player could be halted.
Celtic should test Tottenham’s resolve with a bid in the January window. As mentioned above, they would have no options for the right-back slot in the near future. Hence, getting a young prodigy like Walker-Peters could be fantastic. Rodgers loves to work with young players and make them world-beaters in due course of time.
The 21-year-old must consider the prospect of playing regular games for a well-structured club like Celtic, which would enhance his development on a large scale.