Kyle Walker’s recent performances have been firmly under the microscope and the media reports had been given more fuel by the right back’s decision to close his Twitter account after the Chelsea game. Kyle may be back on social media but the press are taking things a stage further by suggesting his place in the side is under threat.
The talk after the weekend was all about formations and aside from 4-4-2, a 5-3-2 approach is being suggested in certain quarters. As a man who has been compared to Roberto Carlos, a system involving wing backs may well suit Walker but the name in some frames for the right back berth is Bayern Munich’s Brazilian international Rafinha.
It may just be an isolated report but Rafinha aside, could AVB have lost patience with Kyle so early in his tenure? If a sale were to be sanctioned there would be no shortage of takers but is this particular rumour a sensible suggestion for club and player?