Reports indicate that Manchester City will make Kyle Walker the world’s most expensive defender after the agreement of a deal that could exceed £50 million was reached. According to Telegraph Sport on Thursday, City have agreed to pay the sum of £50 million for the services of the English defender plus add-ons that could see the deal rise to £53 million.
Walker according to reports was scheduled to meet up with his teammates for pre-season preparations on Thursday but will instead be finalizing his deal to City and also go through medical tests before joining his new teammates for a tour of America.
City and Spurs had been negotiating on a deal although Levy refused to lower the club’s £50 million valuation of the player. However, after missing out on Dani Alves, a reported interest for Guardiola, City had to succumb to Spurs asking price for the player.
Reports suggested that Walker had a fall out with club manager Pochettino in the course of last season after being attracted by City’s interest in his services, He told Pochettino that he wanted to leave towards the end of the last campaign and the club made a resolution to let him leave if his asking price was met.
Pochettino preferred Kieran Trippier at the right back position in Spurs’ high profile games last season, and the 26-year-old signed a new 5-year contract that would secure his stay at the club after he made it into the England squad.