Connect with us

ARTICLES

Tottenham legend criticises Jose Mourinho’s decision to sell talented youngster to PL rivals

Published

on

Gary Mabbutt blasts Jose Mourinho’s decision to sell Kyle Walker-Peters

Speaking to Football FanCast (h/t Football.london), former Tottenham Hotspur defender Gary Mabbutt has hit out at the club’s decision to let Kyle Walker-Peters join Southampton this past summer.

A product of the Tottenham youth academy, Walker-Peters made his senior debut back in 2017 but had found it difficult to nail down a starting berth. The right-back struggled for game time in the first half of the 2019/20 campaign under Jose Mourinho, before joining the Saints on loan in January.

Kyle Walker-Peters joined Southampton on loan in January

Kyle Walker-Peters joined Southampton permanently in the summer

Walker-Peters thrived at St. Mary’s, prompting them to sign him up on a permanent transfer in the summer transfer window. Mabbutt, though, is unhappy that Tottenham allowed the young Englishman to join Southampton. (h/t Football.london)

“I was a Kyle Walker-Peters fan. I thought it was strange that a player of his ability was leaving the club, but we were bringing other players in who it was clearly felt could do maybe a job they were needing perhaps more of in that position.”

Mabbutt did acknowledge that the manager will have spotted something that the fans didn’t. However, the Spurs legend reckons that Walker-Peters has a huge future ahead of him and believes he will be a great signing for Southampton. (h/t Football.london)

Doherty and Erik Lamela completely focused (Twitter/SpursOfficial)

Matt Doherty joined Tottenham from Wolves (Twitter/SpursOfficial)

More Tottenham Hotspur News

Since making the permanent move to Southampton, Walker-Peters has impressed heavily. The 23-year-old has played every minute of league football for the South Coast club, registering a solitary assist.

And while Tottenham did strengthen the right-back department with Matt Doherty’s signing, the Irishman is yet to hit the ground running.

Spurs Transfer News

Harry Kane in action for Tottenham. (imago Images) Harry Kane in action for Tottenham. (imago Images)
ARTICLES1 hour ago

Tottenham’s stance on offers for key star revealed amid heavy transfer interest

Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur’s stance of Harry Kane leaving revealed as transfer links continue A report by Sportslens (h/t football.london)...

Jose Mourinho reacts as Tottenham Hotspur players play against Newcastle United. (imago Images) Jose Mourinho reacts as Tottenham Hotspur players play against Newcastle United. (imago Images)
ARTICLES2 hours ago

Mourinho told these two Tottenham stars are NOT for sale after recent interest

Transfer News: Jose Mourinho told to forget Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Eric Dier at AS Roma A club insider at Tottenham...

News: Andrea Belotti is a transfer target for Tottenham News: Andrea Belotti is a transfer target for Tottenham
ARTICLES1 day ago

Report: Jose Mourinho wants prolific 27-year-old Tottenham target at AS Roma

Jose Mourinho wants Tottenham target Andrea Belotti at AS Roma According to transfer news from Calciomercato (h/t Express), newly-appointed AS...

Southampton manager dismisses Ings exit speculations (Getty Images) Southampton manager dismisses Ings exit speculations (Getty Images)
ARTICLES1 day ago

Tottenham dealt major blow in pursuit of former Liverpool star

Tottenham handed Danny Ings blow as striker expected to stay at Southampton According to the Express, Tottenham Hotspur have been...

Nikola Milenkovic Nikola Milenkovic
Columns1 day ago

Transfer News: Tottenham to battle PL rivals for Nikola Milenkovic

Transfer News: Tottenham to battle PL rivals for Nikola Milenkovic According to transfer news from Italian publication Calciomercato, Tottenham Hotspur...

ARTICLES2 days ago

Transfer News: Tottenham target £11.25m star to boost goalkeeping department

Transfer News: Tottenham have Peter Gulacsi on their wishlist According to transfer news from The Sun, Tottenham have been linked...

Yves Bissouma in action for Brighton and Hove Albion. (imago Images) Yves Bissouma in action for Brighton and Hove Albion. (imago Images)
ARTICLES2 days ago

Tottenham face Man City competition in the race for £40m Premier League star

Transfer News: Manchester City could spoil Yves Bissouma party for Tottenham Hotspur A report by Express states that Manchester City...

Max Aarons in action for Norwich City against Tottenham Hotspur. (GETTY Images) Max Aarons in action for Norwich City against Tottenham Hotspur. (GETTY Images)
ARTICLES2 days ago

Agbonlahor urges Tottenham to sign this rising young defensive star

Transfer News: Tottenham urged to sign Max Aarons According to transfer news from Lancashire Post, Gabriel Agbonlahor has urged Tottenham...

Gianluigi Donnarumma Gianluigi Donnarumma
ARTICLES2 days ago

Tottenham receive Gianluigi Donnarumma boost as AC Milan give up

Transfer News: Tottenham receive Gianluigi Donnarumma boost According to transfer news from Express, Tottenham have received a boost in their...

Sergio Aguero would be open to a transfer to Tottenham: News Sergio Aguero would be open to a transfer to Tottenham: News
ARTICLES3 days ago

Barcelona take first step to secure transfer of Tottenham-linked £240K-a-week star

Barcelona open talks with representatives of Tottenham target Sergio Aguero According to Sky Sports (h/t Express), Barcelona have made the...