The Mail reports that despite earning £45 million for the England defender, Daniel Levy, chairman of Tottenham, still regrets selling Kyle Walker to Manchester City in 2017. Walker is now regarded as a club legend after spending his career at The Etihad.
Walker, 32, and his England teammates have just landed in Qatar before Monday’s start. Doha, Qatar’s Khalifa International Stadium hosts England’s match against Iran. After that, on November 29, Wales and the USA both joined.
Since joining the London club from Sheffield United in 2012, he has made 229 appearances on the pitch for Spurs before making the switch to City in 2017. Four League championships, four League Cups, and an FA Cup later, he now has 11 trophies to his name.
Even though Jose Mourinho called Walker “phenomenal,” he was unable to help Spurs achieve a championship while playing for them. Ever since Kieran Trippier left Spurs for Atletico Madrid, the club has struggled to find a reliable replacement at right back. At this time, Emerson Royal is the top pick.
If only Tottenham had Walker on the right side of their defence, they wouldn’t be in this predicament. Royal, although being acquired from Barcelona in 2021, is not the solution. Brazil did not include him on their World Cup roster.
Do you think Walker will ever play for Spurs again? However, after the 2023–24 season, his contract with City will expire. The likelihood of him signing a new contract with Pep Guardiola’s team at The Etihad is high, though, because of how important he is to City’s success.