Kyle Walker has been a subject of heavy speculation in the last few weeks and he hasn’t featured much on the pitch either. After what was turning out to be a brilliant season, it has all changed now, with the title bid falling apart, us moving out of White Hart Lane, and the best right back in the country linked with a move away from our club.
The latest news is that Chelsea have joined the race to sign the Englishman, who has reportedly fallen out of favour with Mauricio Pochettino. According to The Mirror, Chelsea are ready to battle it out for £40million rated Walker and are prepared to double his current £70,000-a-week wages. The report also claimed that Walker would be able to double his wages at both Manchester City and Chelsea, with both clubs interested in signing the pacey fullback.
Manchester City earlier confirmed that Pablo Zabaleta would be leaving the club at the end of the season as he had chosen not to extend his expiring contract. So it is quite logical for them to try and sign a player of Walker’s quality to replace someone like Zabaleta, who has been a consistent player for them for 9 years.
However, it is hard to understand why Chelsea would want Kyle Walker. They have a lot of options for the right wing-back position and Victor Moses has been tremendous over the course of their title-winning season. Should Walker move to Stamford Bridge, he’d be fighting with the likes of Moses, Pedro, and Willian for a place in the team. Walker is probably a mere luxury that Chelsea are trying to attain.
Walker has been instrumental for us over the years and has grown into a different level animal under Pochettino. It is rather disheartening to see Walker’s current situation at the club. He is a quality player and is the best right-back in England – no doubt.
With his contract set to run until 2021, Tottenham would be under no pressure to sell the player. It wouldn’t be a nice idea for Walker to go on a war against the board either. So we expect things to be smooth, and hopefully, it all ends up positively.
Do you think Kyle Walker will be a Tottenham player next Season?