Reports: Man City Close To Sealing £50m Deal For Tottenham Full-Back Kyle Walker

Alan Duffy

13th, July 2017

Manchester City are on the cusp on signing Spurs full-back Kyle Walker.

The Citizens are expected to seal the deal on Friday after the two clubs agreed a fee of £50m plus add-ons.

England defender Walker moved to Tottenham from Sheffield United in 2009 and went on to make 228 appearances for the north Londoners, establishing himself as one of the best right-backs in the Premier League. However, towards the end of last season, he often found himself playing second fiddle to Kieran Trippier.

Capped 27 times for England, Walker joins City after Dani Alves, who had been expected to move to the Etihad, decided to sign on the dotted line for PSG instead.

After releasing both Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna at the end of last season, Pep Guardiola was in need of a right-back and in Walker, he has got himself an energetic, attack-minded defender who will no doubt fit in nicely at the Etihad.

Walker will now join up with City on Monday, once he passes a medical, ahead of the club’s tour of the USA.

£50m is a hefty fee indeed, but Walker does seem like a very good fit for Pep’s City side.