Tottenham and Manchester City have agreed a fee of £50 million for the transfer of Kyle Walker, according to multiple reports.
The deal has been on the cards for a while now. The only thing apparently stopping it was Manchester City’s refusal to meet Spurs’ huge asking price.
But after missing out Dani Alves to Paris Saint-Germain, it appears City have moved quickly to secure the signing of Walker, who will now negotiate personal terms with the Manchester club.
If it happens, the deal will equal the world record transfer fee for a defender set by David Luiz’s £50 million move from Chelsea to PSG in 2014.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the news.
Manchester City set to clinch Kyle Walker deal after meeting Tottenham's £50m asking price https://t.co/nKYGan72ov
— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) July 13, 2017
There is no upside to Spurs selling Walker – and even less so to a direct rival. Imperative Spurs *replace* him properly. And quickly.
— Andrew Gaffney (@GaffneyVLC) July 13, 2017
We're literally gonna start the season against Chelsea without Walker, Rose or Son. Zero pace.
— Ben (@InsideN17) July 13, 2017
Rare transfer where everyone is a winner? Kyle has had a great Spurs career, but trust Poch to work his magic on replacement. https://t.co/cCdJLjjVft
— The Spurs Report (@spurs_report) July 13, 2017
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) July 13, 2017
I expected this soon but reading it hurt. Seems like a falling out, which is a huge shame after so many years. Spurs must buy a #1 RB now. https://t.co/frfeOf8gIU
— Nikhil Saglani (@Nikhil_Saglani) July 13, 2017
Can't believe Manchester City are paying £55m for our second-string right back.
— The Fighting Cock (@LoveTheShirt) July 13, 2017
Disappointing to see Walker move on. A good servant to the club over a number of years. Lost a good player there.
— General Burkinshaw (@TsideSpurs) July 13, 2017
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) July 13, 2017
As I've always said if you don't want to be here sell. Same goes for Dier if his head has been turned.
— TottenhamTalk (@tottenhamtalk1) July 13, 2017
FWIW I think Spurs can cope with losing Walker. Vital to his improvement was the coach. Trippier has also improved under Poch.
— Adam Powley (@adampowley) July 13, 2017
Will say this again. Players leaving Spurs are ones that Poch doesn't want anymore. Walker a great player but we move on #COYS
— Emma Storey (@JournoSpursEmma) July 13, 2017
— Simply (@Simply_Spurs) July 13, 2017