The Daily Mail have claimed that the Tottenham Hotspur board still regret their decision to sell Kyle Walker in the summer of 2017.
Spurs had finished above Manchester City in the 2016-17 season, at the end of which Walker made his move to the Etihad but the two clubs have had different trajectories since.
The right-back has won four Premier League titles, an FA Cup and four League Cup trophies over the last five and a half years, while the Lilywhites are yet to taste silverware in that time.
Former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino detailed in the book, Brave New World, by Guillem Balague, that he and Walker had fallen out in the months leading up to the player’s departure.
The Argentine revealed that there was a ‘rift’ between him and the right-back after he gave Kieran Trippier the nod to start some matches, which led to the former Sheffield United man telling him a month and a half before the end of the 2016-17 campaign that he wanted to leave (Daily Mail).
Pochettino revealed that he thought Walker showed ‘an alarming lack of respect for his team-mates’ given that Spurs were competing for the Premier League title at the time.
Manchester City eventually paid £50m including add-ons for the experienced defender in the summer of 2017.
The Mail have now explained that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has still not gotten over the decision to let Walker go, and continues to regret the sale.
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I am sure that Levy would not have sold Walker to City in 2017 had Pochettino not asked for the right-back to be moved on. The Spurs chairman, for all his faults, has never let our best players leave unless he is pushed into a corner, especially to another Premier League club.
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