According to Goal.com, Manchester City has agreed to a $65M(50M pounds) fee for right back Kyle Walker. The deal should be finalized before Man City goes to the U.S for preseason on Monday. If it comes through, Walker will be the most expensive player in England’s history.
After Dani Alves signed a deal with Paris Saint-Germain, Man City’s next big target was the Tottenham Hotspur defender. Walker has shown to be one of England’s best defenders during his time with Tottenham. Walker along with Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, and Danny Rose became to be the best backline in the Premier League allowing only 26 goals the entire 2016/17 season.
Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy wanted an initial 50M pounds for Walker. Man City were reluctant to pay anything above 40M but due to their desperation of a right back and how much time they had to get the deal done, they finally reached a breakthrough for Walker.
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Based off what major sources are hearing, it’s most likely Man City will get the deal done to sign Walker. Walker would be an excellent signing for the Blues. Man City have made massive changes to their poor defense letting go of Pablo Zabaleta, Gael Clichy, and Bacary Zagna and signing Ederson.
As for Tottenham, they are now one of the biggest losers this summer. You are letting go of one of your best players on your defense and have made no transfers whatsoever in any position. It’s very positive Maurico Pochettino knows what he is doing but it is not a good sign when a team does their business late in the transfer window.
Their rivals Arsenal have splashed out the cash for Alexandre Lacazette. Why can’t Tottenham?
Heading into a season where you are going to play in a new stadium, Maurico Pochettino needs to make transfers and fast. Looking at Tottenham’s squad now, it would not be surprising if they have a disappointing season. Due to their play over the past 2 seasons, it would be a huge waste.