Sky Sports reports that Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are set to start negotiations with Tottenham over signing our right-back Kyle Walker as early as this week.
The Englishman has been linked with a move to the Etihad for a number of weeks and had even fallen out of favour under Mauricio Pochettino during the final weeks of the season.
That saw Kieran Trippier replacing the 27-year-old Walker. Sky Sports also claims that City are willing to stump up £40 million for the Englishman but we are holding out for close to £50 million, which does seem like a fair amount given that Walker is one of the best right-backs in England.
Additionally, Walker did sign a new deal to remain with us for five more years in September and maybe we should actually ask for more. There is a lot of money that Manchester City have in their pockets and if they are buying players from rivals, they should end up paying top dollar.
The report further adds that Walker isn’t pushing for a move away but is unhappy at the treatment meted out by Poch at the end of last season largely due to the rotation policy with Trippier.
Moving to City is a big step for Walker
While it is disheartening to see things coming to an end for Walker at Spurs, he hasn’t ever come out to the media or said that he is upset about his lack of playing time at Spurs.
The Englishman would have been great for the sheer number of games we are going to play next season and finding someone of his quality will be tough in this transfer market. We might be getting a lot of money for Walker but replacing him will not be easy.
City can provide Walker with regular first-team football and the club can challenge for a number of trophies next season but we are also on the up and have been the best side in the Premier League when the last two seasons are seen.
Walker has a big decision to make when it comes to his future but at the moment, he seems closer to wearing a blue jersey than a white one.