Manchester City’s key defender Kyle Walker has signed a new contract with the team.
Manchester City announced the renewal of Walker’s contract on the official website on the 15th (Korean time). Walker will remain at Manchester City until the summer of 2026.
Walker is a top fullback in the English Premier League (EPL). In the summer of 2017, he left Tottenham Hotspur and joined Manchester City for 52.7 million euros (about 74.6 billion won). Under the guidance of coach Pep Guardiola, Walker performed outstandingly in offense and defense. He played both right-back and right-side stopper in Guardiola’s system.
Walker won numerous trophies at Manchester City. He won the EPL five times, the English FA Cup twice, the English League Cup (EFL Cup) four times, and the FA Community Shield twice. Last season, he reached the top of the UEFA Champions League, something he had longed for. Walker was a key player in Manchester City’s first treble in club history in the 2022/23 season.
Walker was linked with Bayern Munich in this summer transfer window. In fact, according to the global sports media ‘The Athletic’, Walker even signed a verbal agreement with Munich. Manchester City became desperate and offered Walker a contract renewal. After much deliberation, 메이저사이트Walker chose to stay in Manchester City. Walker has committed his future to Manchester City.
Walker expressed his thoughts in an interview with the club after signing a new contract. He said: “I am delighted to have signed a new contract. “My future is with Manchester City and this is the best thing for me,” he said. “I have enjoyed every moment at this fantastic club over the past six years. We have an amazing coach, great teammates and staff. And our fans are the best.”
A humorous video was also released regarding Walker’s contract renewal. In this video, Walker imitates Leonardo DiCaprio’s famous scene from the movie ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’. Like DiCaprio, he shouted to his team-mates ‘I’m not leaving’ and their Manchester City team-mates rejoiced. Walker then said, ‘The show goes on. “This is my home,” he said and hugged Guardiola. It remains to be seen how Walker will perform at Manchester City.