It’s official, Kyle Walker has left Tottenham Hotspur for Premier League rivals Manchester City, costing the sky blues a cool £45m.
The move makes the Englishman the most expensive full-back in football history to-date, and joins Pep Guardiola’s side on a five year deal.
The 27-year-old joins fellow newcomers Bernardo Silva and Ederson at the Etihad, as Manchester City spend big in order to challenge for the Premier League once again.
The understandably excited defender spoke of rejoining friends such as John Stones and Fabian Delph in his first interview since signing for his new club. The influence of former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola also played a role in him departing White Hart Lane.
“I am thrilled to be signing for City and can’t wait to get started,” said Walker.
“Pep Guardiola is one of the most respected managers in the world. I feel he can help me take my game to a new level.”
Getting the deal done in short order is good news for the Citizens, given that they released two right-backs in Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna, and just missed out at the last minute on Dani Alves, who instead opted for Paris Saint Germain.