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Tottenham have stuck a £60 million price tag on Kyle Walker, according to The Mirror.

Walker has been strongly linked with a summer move to Manchester City following a disagreement with manager Mauricio Pochettino in April.

Pochettino is thought to have concerns over the defender’s fitness and ability to play more than one match a week, something Walker strongly disagrees with.

As a result, the right-back is believed to keen on a move back up north so he can be closer to his hometown of Sheffield.

For weeks now the touted fee for Walker’s expected transfer to Manchester City has been widely reported as £40 million. But The Mirror claims Liverpool’s £40 million move for Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk has changed things.

Apparently Spurs think Van Dijk’s valuation is enough to raise Walker’s price tag to £60 million. It seems Daniel Levy is taking advantage of the ever-increasing market value of Premier League players.

Manchester City may be forced to look elsewhere if they are unwilling to meet Tottenham’s new valuation.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Newspaper bullshit. Since when has Daniel Levy ever run to any media outlet with Surs transfer business other talk about the development of the new stadium. All a made up load of cods wallop. And if any of you thick clods believe anything written in the daily mirror, Sun, daily star et al, you’ve got to be off your heads. Levy simply does not speak to the media about these matters and believe it or not, Spurs do not under any circumstances need to sell any players irrespective of what the papers write or pundits mouth off. It’s about time these taxi chasers stop trying to treat THFC as if there West Ham or Leyton Orient.

  2. To be fair, I’ve said all along that 60m is the price city would have to at least go to in todays market in order to even tempt Levy to sell, or to get the deal past Spurs fans. I am not an eternal optimist, believing that every player (especially players that spent most of their time in Spurs first team getting really harsh abuse from our fans) wants to stay with us earning 60 or 70k a year out of pure loyalty. I am also aware that if we have a pretty direct replacement for that player and can get 60m for him, we need to get it done early and buy wisely. If we were to lose Walker, Sissoko and Wimmer (that one still saddens me) for around 95m that gives us a hell of a lot to improve our squad with genuine quality players. Josh King would cost approx 15m, a decent centre back or even a dual role player like Veltman would likely cost around 15m to 20m (or maybe Ginter), Barkley would cost around 20m, which would leave us ,like 40m to buy a top creative attacking midfielder like Isco (not so likely that one), Lemar, Rodriguez (would likely cost around 50m) or Julian Brandt. The we have a champions league/premier league squad for next season.

  3. Nothing about any deal anywhere has changed anything.

    £40 million was the undervaluing amount that Citeh had their friends in the media tout as being how much City were “prepared to pay” as part of the tapping-up process. A figure to shake the branches and see what falls out of the tree. It never had any validity in reality. Levy never gave nor accepted that valuation and hasn’t just suddenly and capriciously raised it

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