Manchester City has officially announced that right-back Kyle Walker has signed a new two-year contract extension, which will keep him at the club until 2026.
Walker expressed his delight at signing the new deal, stating, “I’m thrilled to sign a new deal. My future is with Manchester City, and that is the best thing for me. I’ve enjoyed every single moment of the past six years at this fantastic club. I have an amazing coach, great teammates and staff, and our fans are the best.”
The 33-year-old defender’s future had been subject to speculation during the summer transfer window, with reports linking him to Bayern Munich. However, Walker decided to stay in England, explaining, “Why should I walk away if I am going to get enough game time that’s right for me? That is all I want. I want to play football, I love the game and want to play.”
Kyle Walker joined Manchester City in 2017 from Tottenham Hotspur for a reported fee of £45 million. Since then, he has made 260 appearances for the club and has won 15 trophies, including multiple Premier League titles and domestic cups.
Walker’s decision to extend his contract is a boost for Manchester City, as he remains a key player in their squad and provides valuable experience and versatility in the right-back position. His commitment to the club ensures that he will continue to contribute to their ambitions of winning more trophies in the coming years.
The director of football at Manchester City, Txiki Begiristain, praised Walker, stating, “For me, he is the best right-back in the world, a player with a unique set of attributes. He brings a very special dynamic to our team. Kyle has been a huge part of our recent success.”
With Walker’s contract situation resolved, he can now focus on helping Manchester City compete for more titles in the upcoming seasons.
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