Manchester City announced a significant development on Thursday, extending defender Kyle Walker’s contract for an additional two years.
Walker, a 33-year-old right-back, was on the verge of seeing his contract expire at the conclusion of this season, amidst swirling rumors of a potential move to Bayern Munich. Nevertheless, City has secured his services for the foreseeable future.
The accomplished English international became a part of Manchester City’s squad in 2017 and has since made a remarkable 260 appearances for the club. During his tenure, he has contributed to City’s triumphs in five Premier League campaigns, clinching two FA Cup victories, and most notably, the coveted Champions League title.
However, it’s worth noting that in the previous season, manager Pep Guardiola made a tactical decision not to utilize Walker in the role of an inverted full-back within his system. Instead, he opted for John Stones in the right-back position.
In response to this contract extension, Walker expressed his delight and commitment to the club in a statement, saying, “I am delighted to sign a new contract. My future is at Manchester City, and that’s the best thing for me. The season we won the treble is one I will never forget, and we are ready to try again and win more trophies. I can’t wait to see what the next few years bring.”
This development is undoubtedly a positive step for both Kyle Walker and Manchester City, solidifying his continued presence in the club’s ranks and reinforcing his dedication to achieving further success with the team.