It’s official, Manchester City have a new right-back, and they made him one of the most expensive players in the history of the Premier League.
We have reached agreement with Manchester City for the transfer of Kyle Walker. We wish Kyle well for the future
Tottenham posted on their Twitter account first, minutes before City welcomed their new number 2 with posts on their social media.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) July 14, 2017
As for the 27-year-old himself, he looked excited to work under Pep Guardiola.
I am thrilled to be signing for City and can’t wait to get started
he told the club’s official website, adding
Pep Guardiola is one of the most respected managers in the world and I feel he can help me take my game to a new level.
Regarding the fee the Manchester club will pay Tottenham, according to reports it’s £45 million, one more than what City paid Liverpool for Raheem Sterling, but still a little less than how much John Stones’ transfer from Everton cost them.
According to the same reports, Tottenham will earn an extra £2.5m if City win the Champions League, £1.5m if they return to the Premier League’s top, and £1m if somehow they end up winning the Europa League.