Former Spur Jermaine Jenas has taken to social media to reveal his concern over the departure of Kyle Walker, who officially signed for Manchester City just yesterday.
According to SkySports, Manchester City have paid Tottenham an up front sum of £45 million, but with add-ons of an extra £5 million, the grand-total could eventually rise to £50 million, making Kyle Walker the joint most expensive defender in football.
However, according to The Daily Mail, the deal cost the Sky Blues as much as £54 million, which would make Walker outright the most expensive defender ever in football.
Former Spurs midfielder Jermaine Jenas announced on Twitter that he was worried about the message Tottenham were sending out, in selling one of their Team of the Year players of last season to a Premier League rival. He said:
“Wow Spurs fans thoughts on Kyle Walker to Manchester City? I think it’s great business for City. Surprised Spurs selling to a direct competitor.”
“£53 million great price, but not sure the message is we’re out to win the league. Hope I’m wrong.”
I understand what Jenas is trying to say, but I think this deal is better for Tottenham than for City. Sure, perhaps £54 million is mere spare change where Pep Guardiola’s concerned.
But this money allows us to realistically buy in two top class players, while we already have a right-back in Kieran Trippier ready to replace Walker, who’s arguably better than him in the first place.
I’m pleased with the deal, the money flatters Walker and I don’t consider us all that weakened by his departure. Do you agree with me, or are you on Jenas’ side?