Report: Walker wants Tottenham exit after Pochettino rows

Rob McCarthy
Kyle Walker: Could leave Tottenham this summer

Tottenham defender Kyle Walker has reportedly decided that he wants to leave the club this summer after rows with boss Mauricio Pochettino about his fitness.

The Spurs chief is of the belief that Walker cannot play two games in a week and the England star was said to be fuming when he was left out of the FA Cup semi-final starting line-up against Chelsea and then the north London derby.

According to the Independent, the ‘issue between Walker and Pochettino is long-running and boils down to Pochettino’s doubts about Walker’s fitness and his performances in training’.

The last straw for Walker was said to come when he started at Crystal Palace in midweek while Trippier had already faced Chelsea and was then picked against the Gunners on Sunday.

The latest report claims that Spurs want around £50m for a player who has become one of the best in his position in Europe, while the 26-year-old would probably double his wages if he did move.

Manchester City, Manchester United and Spanish giants Barcelona are all said to be interested, with City tipped as the favourites to snap up the former Sheffield United man.