Man United interested in signing Southampton’s Kyle Walker-Peters

Man United have eyes on Southampton right-back, Kyle Walker-Peters.

It goes without saying, Manchester United’s defence has to be drastically different going into 2022/23. Be it tactically or in terms of personnel, the club simply cannot perform as badly as they did in that area of the field.

The right-back position is an interesting one. Diogo Dalot seemed to take control of that position come the end of the season, though you don’t fully trust the Portugal international either. Factor in an uncertain future for Aaron Wan-Bissaka and honestly, I’m not sure who our starting right-sided defender will be on the Premier League’s opening day.

Over the last 24 hours or so, The Athletic actually link United with a new name; Kyle Walker-Peters.

According to their sources, United are interested in signing the 25-year-old full-back, who currently plies his trade for Southampton.

The Reds will face competition in the hunt to acquire the Englishman, with Arsenal keen.

Walker-Peters, firmly of Southampton, has definitely benefitted from the regular playing time he has been given down on the South coast.

In terms of fit, the Englishman suits Erik ten Hag’s possession-based, attacking style of play down to the ground. He’s a cracking defender while also showing a willingness to bomb forward wherever possible.

You’d imagine the fact that we’d be trying to buy off a fellow Premier League side would bump the price up pretty significantly. And you can normally tack on an extra 5 or 10 percent due to the English premium on Walker-Peters.

I guess it all comes down to whether United can find a buyer for Wan-Bislama first. The Reds invested a lot of money to bring ‘The Spider’ to Old Trafford and they’ll be hoping to recoup a large chunk of the £50m back that they spent to sign him before they throw a load more cash at another defender.

Would a Man United move for Kyle Walker-Peters make sense? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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