One narrative that football fans adore more than any other is seeing one of their own don the shirt of the club they all love on the pitch, and Kyle Walker-Peters is just one example of this tale.
The Tottenham right-back broke into the first-team two seasons ago to replace Kyle Walker following his move to Manchester City, and despite impressing when given the chance, the 22-year-old has often been regarded as second-choice to Mauricio Pochettino.
Indeed, the sale of Kieran Trippier this summer to Atletico Madrid and subsequent lack of a replacement has seen a few Spurs fans scratch their head as to why a new player wasn’t brought in, but following an impressive performance in the opening game of the season against Aston Villa, it seems likely that Walker-Peters will be the man to fill that vacancy.
Whilst the defender has only made 20 first-team appearances for Spurs as numbers from Transfermarkt show, Walker-Peters is a defender who wants to play for the badge and gives it 100% on the pitch.
His MOTM performance against Newcastle United in his first-ever professional game in 2017 was a promising sign of things to come, and his three assists against Bournemouth last season made Walker-Peters the first defender ever to achieve such a feat in the Premier League.
At just 22, Walker-Peters is at the start of his footballing career, and as a boyhood Spurs fan who watches the games from the stands and knows what it means to represent the white side of north London, Pochettino could have his answer to Trippier’s replacement there and raring to go for what is likely to be an exciting season for Tottenham.