As we predicted on Zapsportz yesterday, Kyle Walker has completed his move to Manchester City – good move, or bad move?
Time will tell, of course, but we think Walker is leaving Spurs at a time when the North London club is in the ascendancy.
Tottenham, under Mauricio Pocchetino, are going places. Walker will not be part of that having signed on the dotted line for City.
He reckons that playing under Pep Guardiola will make him a better player?
So who’s the better coach: Poch or Pep? Let us know.
But the deal is done and the £50million investment could rise to £55m. Too much in my book, as much as I admire the talents of the England defender.
Walker, who joined Spurs from Sheffield United in 2009 and made 183 Premier League appearances, said of Guardiola: “I feel he can help me take my game to a new level.”
“I am thrilled to be signing for City and can’t wait to get started,” said Walker. “Pep Guardiola is one of the most respected managers in the world.”
The 27-year-old, who will wear the number two shirt, is expected to travel with City on Monday for their tour of the USA.
City boss Guardiola released three full-backs at the end of last season, including both right-sided players – Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna.
He missed out on the signing of free agent Dani Alves, with the Brazilian joining Paris St-Germain on Wednesday.
Walker, selected in the 2016-17 Premier League team of the year, is City’s third signing of the summer, after the arrivals of midfielder Bernardo Silva and goalkeeper Ederson Moraes.