The 27-year-old defender completed his move to Etihad Stadium and became England’s most expensive player in history.
Cmd368live.com – Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed Kyle Walker’s move to Manchester City. The England international’s right-back agreed on a five-year contract at Etihad Stadium and at a reported cost of £ 45m.
The official price makes Walker the most expensive England player in history, surpassing the previous record held by new teammate Raheem Sterling, when City brought from Liverpool worth £ 44m in the summer of 2015.
This move ended Walker’s eight-year career at Tottenham. 27-year-old defender will soon be included with Pep Guardiola squad in pre-season tour at the United States on next week.
“I am excited to join the City and can’t wait to play. Pep Guardiola is one of the most respected managers in the world and I am sure he can bring me further growth, “Walker was quoted as saying on City’s official website on Friday (14/7).
The arrival of Walker treats City’s disappointment after a few days ago Dani Alves betrayed them. City was already on the verge of arrival Brazilian defender. However, Alves changed his decision suddenly and instead turned to Paris Saint-Germain.
The defender sector, right and left, has become an urgent need for The Citizens on this summer considering they already removed Pablo Zabaleta, Gael Clichy, and Bacary Sagna. Walker is City’s third major recruit this summer after Bernardo Silva (£ 42.5m) and Ederson (£ 34m).
But still, the money has some value and if last season’s fall in viewing figures is a sustained trend, if Sky’s relaunch of its sports channels is a response to anxiety about the economic future, some of the transfer fees paid this summer could come to seem impossibly inflated.
City are now expected to still aim at the left defender, targeting Benjamin Mendy (AS Monaco) and Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), who each cost £ 40 million and £ 25 million