‘I thought I was playing with Kim Min-jae…’ Treble defender re-signs with City after staying away from Munich
Veteran defender Kyle Walker, 33, who captained Manchester City on their European trek, has re-signed with the club.
City announced the re-signing of Walker on Friday (Aug. 15) on the club’s website. The deal extends his contract through 2026. This will bring Walker’s tenure at City to 10 years since joining from Tottenham in 2017.
Walker said: “I’m delighted to have signed a new contract. “My future is with City and that’s the best thing for me,” said Walker. “I’ve enjoyed every minute of the last six years at a fantastic club. I have a great coach, great teammates, a great coaching staff and the City fans are the best.”
England defender Walker has remained a key member of the team despite his advanced age. He has played as a full-back, but also as a center-back in a three-back system. He has a strong physique and is a seasoned defender.
Last season, Walker made 27 league appearances and helped City win the Premier League title. He also performed well in the European Champions League. He helped City reach the top of the ‘stage of stars’ and complete the ‘European treble’ by winning the FA Cup.
It was a historic achievement for the first time in the club’s history, and the second such honor in English club history after Manchester United (England) in the 1998-1999 season under former manager Alex Ferguson. Walker played a big role.
In fact, Walker was heavily rumored to leave City in the summer transfer window, with Bayern Munich (Germany), home to “monster defender” Kim Min-jae, a likely destination.
German football legend Lothar Matthaeus even told Sky Sports Germany: “It would be great if Kim and Walker moved to Munich. Kim had a fantastic season at Napoli, and he’s a good defender for Bayern Munich.”
Contrary to hot transfer rumors, Walker didn’t leave the team. In fact, his new contract will keep him with the team for a longer period of time. 안전놀이터
Since joining City, Walker has won five Premier League titles, four League Cups, two FA Cups, and one European Champions League. He’s collected tons of trophies.
He left his former club, Tottenham, because he wanted to win, and his dreams have come true many times. He will continue to play for City as a living legend.