Manchester City Confident in Signing £40m Defender
Manchester City have held talks with Tottenham Hotspur over the possible transfer of Kyle Walker and are confident of completing a £40 million move for the right-back, according the Daily Sport.
The report states that chiefs at the Etihad Stadium are confident of pushing a deal through for the 27-year-old England international.
City boss Pep Guardiola made it clear at the end of the season that he wanted two new full-backs before the start of the 2017-18 Premier League season. Pablo Zabaleta has already played his last game for the Citizens, with Bacary Sagna’s future at City in doubt.
The report in the Daily Sport claims that talks have been going on between City and Spurs, with Guardiola’s side happy to meet Daniel Levy’s £40 million asking price.
Manchester City have already spent close to £80 million since the end of the season, signing AS Monaco duo Bernardo Silva and Ederson.
Kyle Walker has been with Spurs since joining from Sheffield United in 2009 and has gone on to win 25 caps for England. He is seen as a highly-rated full-back who bombs up and down the right, but isn’t the best at marking from set pieces.
Walker is currently with the England national team as they prepare for Saturday’s World Cup qualifier in Scotland.