Tottenham Hotspur are now reportedly demanding £60million from Manchester City if they are to part company with Kyle Walker.
According to a report in the Daily Mirror, the Tottenham hierarchy have been monitoring Manchester City’s transfer market activity and have now increased their price tag.
Walker is said to have his heart set on a move to City which would double his current wage of £75,000-a-week. However, all City need to do is ask their neighbours Manchester United about how tough a negotiator that Daniel Levy is.
The England right-back only signed a new five-year deal with Spurs last year, so it is not as if we are being forced to sell. Levy and Pochettino will only allow Walker to depart from N17 if the price is right and if it is right for the squad.
Kieran Trippier has shown on numerous occasions that he is a more than capable replacement for Walker. Tripper may not possess the jet-heeled pace of Walker, but arguably his final ball delivery is superior. The former Burnley player has waited patiently in the wings at Spurs and has been rewarded with his recent call-up to the England set-up.
City boss Pep Guardiola is expected to spend big this summer after a poor season by their moneybags expectations. It will be refreshing to see Levy dig his heels in and not let a player leave because they fancy a change, it has to be right for the club. Granted, we have a new stadium to pay for – but the best interests of the squad comes first.
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