Fulham are interested in signing Kyle Walker-Peters from Tottenham this summer, but they are facing competition from Southampton.
Scott Parker oversaw Fulham’s return to the Premier League last night, with Joe Bryan’s double securing a promotion on the back of just a single season in the Championship.
Now, planning for the summer transfer window is underway, with Fulham working quickly on targets.
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According to the Evening Standard, Walker-Peters is one man on their radar, with Fulham rivalling Southampton in pursuit of the full-back.
However, Saints and Spurs are ‘close’ to agreeing a £12m deal that will see the 23-year-old move to the South Coast on a permanent basis.
Parker did work with Walker-Peters during his time in Tottenham’s academy, with a right-back high on the agenda for Fulham ahead of their return to the top table of English football.
Ryan Sessegnon, who scored two goals in Fulham’s last Premier League campaign, is another Tottenham player on the radar at Craven Cottage this summer, whilst Oliver Skipp and Jack Clarke are another duo mentioned in this particular report.
Last night, Brentford took Fulham all the way in the Championship play-off final, with Bryan’s extra-time double securing a 2-1 win.
Walker-Peters would be a great addition for Fulham on their return to the Premier League, but it’s tough for them competing with Southampton.
The 23-year-old had a loan spell there during the second-half of the season and, despite Parker’s past work with the player, you’ve got to imagine Saints will be well down the line with this.
There’s a need to work fast this summer, but there’s also a need for Fulham to attack the right areas of the market.
If it isn’t Walker-Peters coming in at right-back, it will be someone else.
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