There has been very little transfer news in and out of Hotspur Way this summer, but the big news seems to be revolving around the future of Kyle Walker, and whether he will leave for Man City or stay at Tottenham.
The Tottenham full back reportedly asked Mauricio Pochettino to leave the club following an alleged row over fitness concerns. This saw the 27 year old miss key games towards the back end of the season, such as the FA Cup semi final, North London derby and White Hart Lane farewell.
After shipping Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta out of Manchester City, it is clear to see that Pep Guardiola is looking for a new right back or two, with Kyle Walker reportedly fitting the bill, as well as Dani Alves, having been released from Champions League runners up Juventus.
However, it seems that Spurs now hold the cards in the Kyle Walker negotiations, as Dani Alves looks poised to turn down Manchester City in favour of a move to Paris Saint Germain. Leaving Walker as Guardiola’s primary target. Having gained himself a reputation as a ‘wheeler and dealer’, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy will now test the patience of Pep Guardiola and chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak, raising the asking price to £55 million or potentially more.
Spurs are reportedly preparing for life without Walker already, with Porto right back Ricardo Pereira thought to be top of the replacements list, following two successful years on loan at French outlet OGC Nice. Kieran Trippier proved to be an adequate replacement for Kyle Walker as the curtain came down on the 2016-2017, registering six Premier League assists in 12 games.
Despite these silver linings, Kyle Walker MUST be kept at Spurs this summer in my opinion. By not caving into the wealth of richer clubs, Spurs would be showing a real statement of intent, that Tottenham have ambitions to relive the glory glory days of yesteryear and make their dreams into reality.
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