Southampton right-back Kyle Walker-Peters is on Manchester United’s shortlist to possibly replace Aaron Wan-Bissaka, reports TalkSPORT.
Having seemingly been deemed surplus to requirements during the early stages of Erik ten Hag‘s Old Trafford reign, Wan-Bissaka looks to have played himself back into the Dutchman’s plans.
With Diogo Dalot returning from the World Cup with an injury, the 25-year-old has started all three of United’s Premier League games since the domestic season resumed.
United’s number 29 came on to replace the Portuguese international in the first half of United’s 3-0 win against League One side Charlton Athletic in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals last night.
Dalot went off and Ten Hag confirmed after the game that the former Porto man’s withdrawal was a precaution.
Kyle Walker-Peters on Manchester United’s shortlist to replace Aaron Wan-Bissaka
With Dalot facing a race to prove his fitness ahead of Saturday’s Manchester derby, Wan-Bissaka could start a fourth Premier League game in a row against Pep Guardiola’s Citizens.
While the likes of Roma, West Ham, Wolves and Leeds have previously been linked with a move for the England Under-21 international, it would be a surprise to see Wan-Bissaka depart this month, unless it was for a hefty sum.
Given United don’t have the funds to go big and replace Cristiano Ronaldo this month, funds aren’t likely to be released to sign a new right-back.
Walker-Peters, whose contract expires at St Mary’s in 2025, may well be on United’s radar, but any move to bolster that position will likely have to wait until the summer when Wan-Bissaka’s long-term future under Ten Hag will likely be resolved.
Walker-Peters, who has been capped twice for England, is also reportedly the subject of interest from Chelsea and his former club Tottenham Hotspur.
The Athletic reported that Walker-Peters was on Ten Hag’s radar back in July, but an approach during the summer transfer window never came to fruition.