Negotiations Begin For Walker

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According to BBCSport, Manchester City have opened communication over the potential signing of Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker.

Rumours of Walker’s departure have been circulating for months now and news of Kieran Trippier’s contract extension will only add fuel to the fires.

Though Trippier emerged as the favoured right-back ahead of Walker at the back end of last season, Spurs will undoubtedly look to secure a large fee for the full-back’s services.

Of course, negotiations are in the earliest possible stage, according to BBCSport, so the two clubs have not yet reached any sort of agreement over a transfer fee, but we do know City gaffer Pep Guardiola is extremely keen on the Englishman.

Manchester City have so far released two right-backs in Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna and are also interested in Dani Alves who is currently without a club.

How much do you want for Kyle Walker? He was in the Team of the Year last season and selling to a rival always demands a higher figure, for me. So I’d say £50 million, to really help us bring in more talent. Do you agree?

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  1. Walker in today’s market is worth at least £50m. He is at his peak now. Should be another massive profit from a player bought with Naughton for £7m. Naughton has been sold already for £5m.

  2. Accepted a long time ago that Walker was leaving and although he’ll be a significant loss, I don’t begrudge him the move but I think we need to spend wisely and with a view to the future. We’d need someone who has the pace and lungs to be as ever present as Walker, because sometimes we will have to play 2 central defenders rather than 3 (I think Trippier is best with 3 at the back). Barkley at 20 to 25m should already be at Spurs and we should be looking at Calhanoglu as an understudy for Eriksen who only signed 4 years extension last year, only has 3 left this year and will be looking to move on next season with only 2 years left, unless he changes his mind and signs a new deal, which I’m not optimistic about, due to him publicly flirting with the idea of a Barca move. We also need a really talented centre back. Imagine a back 3 of Vertonghen, Alderwiereld and Virgil Van Dijk. Now obviously we’ll never get Van Dijk or would even try for him, but it does give you an idea of how strong we could be with any top central defender coming in. I think we really missed out on Musacchio for 18m euros, he would have been incredible, but that’s how we need to be thinking.


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