Kyle Walker highlights Man City vision as defender inks new contract

Date published: Wednesday 19th June 2019 2:15

Kyle Walker has signed a two-year contract extension with champions Manchester City, the Premier League club have announced.

England full-back Walker joined the club in summer 2017 in a then-world record fee for a full-back of £50m from Tottenham and has won six trophies during his time at the club, including successive Premier League titles.

Explaining why he had no hesitation penning the extension, the 27-year-old told the club’s official site: “I’m thrilled to have signed a new deal.

“Playing for City has been everything I’d hoped it would be and more.

“It was an easy decision. I want to be competing for trophies, playing at the highest level, and I feel I have improved hugely as a player during my time here.

“The Club’s vision – both on and off the pitch – matches mine perfectly and I’m looking forward to spending the new five years here, hopefully winning more silverware.”

 

Director of Football Txiki Begiristain added: “We are delighted to have Kyle here for a further two years.

“His strength, speed and ability have been vital to our accomplishments. He is a key member of the squad.

“His experience is invaluable, particularly to the younger members of the team, and his contribution will be crucial in our efforts for continued success.”

City, meanwhile, are looking increasingly likely to seal a deal for Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri, with the fee expected to be around the £63m mark.

 

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