Rumour Mill: Spurs demanding £60m for Walker

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Dom Le Roy

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.

Do you think Spurs should sell Walker for £60m?  Have your say below

 

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  1. After walker and poch recently fell out due to walkers dumb head once again, I think £60m is too much, but not complaining. As much as I love walker, we have a replacement in trippier, and £60m is just shy of the £20m more we got for Bale? Good piece of business if you ask me………

  2. This all started with the Manchester besotted press cherry picking the Spurs team with their usual proxy tapping-up, and selecting Walker and Rose and then deciding on the price—30 million for each. Now if we come to reality a price of 50 million would be appropriate, but then add on another 10 million as a penalty for the distasteful behaviour of either Manchester club, and 60 million makes sense.

    • I agree with you about how the media got their fixated price in the first place – it was how much City got their friends in the media to put out as how much “they are prepared to pay for him”. It was part of the process of shaking the tree and seeing what falls out of the branches. As such it has no validity and it is really funny now seeing all their media friends getting their nickers in a twist as though Levy has gone an amazingly capricious act. Poor little financially doped Manchester City, oh boo boo.

      But I would go even further than you. Walker is coming into his peak years and is on a long contract. The market is inflated, thanks in no small part to the financially doped clubs – like City. They paid £50 million for John Stones. I would want more for Walker. I would then want a £10 million surcharge because they are our direct rivals. According to Iheanacho’s agent City won’t sell to us as we are direct rivals. If that is true, I would then slap a £25 million surcharge on this and any future sale to a direct rival who refuses to sell to us, to be removed when that club publicly announced that they have no such embargo. And then there is the whole issue of their unsavoury behaviour, including their blatant and public tapping-up.

      Then let’s see if they are still interested. We are not their bitches and they need to get that message loud and clear.

  3. As the sales of Modric and Bale proved, it doesn’t matter how much you get for a player if it weakens your squad, and it isn’t easy to find quality replacements. The simple truth is if Spurs want to compete at the top in all competitions, especially the Champions League they need quality back up in every position.To just shrug your shoulders and say oh well we’ve got Trippier is very short sighted. We shouldn’t be selling any of our top players.

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