Man City traveling star Kyle Walker, 33, has turned down a move to Bayern Munich and will remain at the Etihad Stadium.
“Walker has decided to stay at City,” Man City journalist Sam Lee reported on Aug. 8 (ET).
“Walker had agreed to move to Munich, but changed his mind after a recent meeting with Pep Guardiola. He is now considering whether to accept a new contract from the club.”
It’s a dramatic turn of events. Walker looked set to join Munich ahead of the new season. A transfer fee had been agreed, and rumors were rife that the player wanted a new challenge. He was looking forward to playing alongside the ‘monster’ Kim Min-jae.
However, Guardiola has recently said publicly that he wants Walker and midfielder Bernardo Silva to stay. For both players, it’s understandable. 안전놀이터
Walker was spotted having a private meal with Guardiola. The conversation is believed to have been cordial.
Walker’s retention is a de facto signing. This means that City will enter the new season with the same defense that led them to the treble last season. Add to that the signing of left-back Josko Gvardiol from Leipzig to bolster the defense.