Manchester City cash in for Kyle Walker
England International Kyle Walker has officially signed for The Citizens for a whopping fee of £53 million.
The 27 year old Right Back has officially joined The Sky Blues from Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur by penning a five year deal making him the world’s most expensive defender. The record previously belonged to Chelsea’s David Luiz who was swooped by PSG for £50 million on 2014.
He becomes City’s third signing of the summer, following in the footsteps of Bernardo Silva and Ederson.
“I am thrilled to be signing for City and can’t wait to get started,” Walker said.
“Pep Guardiola is one of the most respected managers in the world and I feel he can help me take my game to a new level.”
Guardiola was left red faced by Dani Alves who was available for free transfer but rejected City for PSG.
The desperate need of replacement for Paulo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna forced the Sky Blues officials to force a deal through for Walker.
Meanwhile in London, Spurs are yet to make a signing this season. But as of now their main project and focus is their new stadium which should be completed by 2018.
This might be another reason as to why Levy is so reluctant to spend big on a player this season.
Walker has been a standout player for the last two seasons under Mauricio Pochettino. His ability to tackle and attack going forward from the flanks is very crucial but he’s known for his pace and agility. The Citizens have captured one of the world’s best Right Back but at a quite hefty fee. He will be given the no.2 shirt at City.