City Star Kyle Walker Opens Talks for Contract Extension

David Silva

Manchester City defender Kyle Walker is now negotiating a contract extension with City in a major turnaround of events. Walker’s willingness to open talks for a new contract, in spite of rising interest from the Bundesliga champions, signals a significant change in Walker’s future at Manchester City.

The 33-year-old full-back played fewer minutes than expected during the 2022–23 season. This sparked rumors about his possible departure from the team. He is currently on England’s international duty.

A Potential Departure and Interest from Bayern Munich:

After not starting the UEFA Champions League Final and a relatively low number of starts in the previous season, Kyle Walker has been strongly linked with a move away from Manchester City. Walker was thought to be looking for more playing time as his contract was set to end the following year and the 2024 European Championships were only around the corner.

According to reports, Bayern Munich was making progress in the negotiations and was considering paying between €25 million and €30 million. Other teams had expressed interest in the veteran right-back, including Sheffield United, Aston Villa, and AC Milan, among others.

Future of Walker at City and Contract Extension:

According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, Kyle Walker and Manchester City are now in negotiations on a contract extension. Therefore, Walker may accept a new contract with City despite the earlier interest from Bayern Munich.

This development marks a significant shift in his future with the club. Therefore, his ongoing contract extension talks act as a reminder of how important he is to Pep Guardiola’s squad.

Walker played as a key member of Pep Guardiola’s team and earned 14 titles in six years. Meanwhile, there is a chance that other senior players like Ilkay Gundogan, Bernardo Silva, and Aymeric Laporte will all depart the organization this summer.

Walker has made 254 appearances for the Blues since making his Manchester City debut in 2017. The outcome of the contract talks will be eagerly anticipated by the fans. Fans hope to see Walker remain an important member of Manchester City’s defensive group.

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