According to SkyScources, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur have agreed a transfer fee in excess of £50 million for 27 year old right-back Kyle Walker.
The defender, who was named in the PFA Team of the Year last season, is now expected to undergo a medical ahead of his record breaking move to Manchester City.
SkySources reportedly understands that the two clubs made a great deal of progress over the last 24 hours and the deal could be confirmed by the end of the week.
Walker has been the subject of a large amount of speculation this Summer, with a transfer to The Etihad Stadium having been teased since early May.
Walker will be Pep Guardiola’s third signing of the window having already snapped up Bernardo Silva and Ederson for a combined total of £80 million, with a fourth rumoured to be close too in the form of Monaco full-back Benjamin Mendy.
As a Spurs fan, this news makes me feel conflicted. On the one hand, I’ve watched Walker play for the club for nearly a decade. He’s been with us when we’ve played some of our best football and I feel as though he should have won something with us before he left, so I’m sad to see him go.
But at the same time, anything over £25 million for Walker, for me, is a massive over-payment. Defensively, I feel as though he’s a little suspect and has to rely on his pace to recover, whereas we’ve got Trippier waiting on the sidelines, who was able to equal Walker’s assists last season with considerably less game-time.
Though I wish for Manchester City to win absolutely nothing next season, I do wish Kyle all the best and also fondly thank him for that winning strike against Arsenal back in 2011. It made Wojciech Szczesny look like an utter fool.
What do you think? Are you happy with the deal? Or are you concerned?
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