Kyle Walker agrees two-year contract extension

Ruben Hill
June 20, 2019

The England ace has penned a two-year extension that keeps him at the Etihad until 2024.

Walker, who was signed from Tottenham Hotspur in 2017 for a reported fee of £50 million, has won two league titles with the club after establishing himself as manager Pep Guardiola's first choice right back.

Walker will be 35 when his contract runs out and he has no intention of leaving the Etihad.

Speaking on the club website, the 29-year-old said: "I'm thrilled to have signed a new deal".

The England global joined City from Tottenham Hotspur in July 2017 and has become a stalwart in defence, clocking up 100 appearances in all competitions and helping Pep Guardiola's men to two Premier League titles, two League Cups, an FA Cup and a Community Shield.

"There's still a lot more to come from the team and me personally and I think there are still more trophies in the pocket".

"It was an easy decision".

Gareth Southgate's reversion to a back four means he now faces stiff competition for a starting place from Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold at global level, while Joao Cancelo's arrival will mean he will need to fight for his place at City too.

"To come here and collect five trophies in two years - they say it's not possible to do what we've done, and to achieve the records we've done in that space of time is fantastic".

'His strength, speed and ability have been vital to our accomplishments. "He's a key member of the squad".

City face Liverpool in the Community Shield at Wembley on August 4 before beginning their Premier League defence six days later at West Ham.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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