Manchester City are on the cusps of signing Tottenham defender Kyle Walker in a spectacular £40 million transfer. There has been speculation that the England defender would leave the club this summer for a more lucrative contract elsewhere, and it looks like Manchester City will beat rivals Manchester United and Chelsea to his signature.
Walker has been with Tottenham since 2009 after joining the north London club from Sheffield United. He spent the first season on loan with the Blades before moving to Queens Park Rangers and Aston Villa in his second year with Spurs. In 2011, Walker finally settled into a permanent defensive role at White Hart Lane, making 37 appearances for the club.
Walker is expect to make £100,000-a-week with Manchester City and will take over the right-back position vacated by Pablo Zabaleta.
Key Kyle Walker Stats:
- 71% tackle success rate
- 38 interceptions
- 197 duels won
- 0 errors leading to goals
- 8 yellow cards, 0 red cards
- 5 assists
- 96 crosses
- 44.36 passes per match
Pep Guardiola hopes to land fellow Premier League defender Virgil van Dijk from Southampton along with Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez this summer to bolster his squad.
Walker was a solid performer for Tottenham, and Spurs look like the team will now lose one of the cornerstones of the starting XI.