Real Madrid and Inter Milan have reportedly joined the race to sign Kyle Walker from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer.
According to a report in TransferMarketWeb, Real Madrid and Inter Milan are tracking Kyle Walker with a view to sign him in the summer transfer window. Bayern Munich and Barcelona are also reportedly interested in signing the Tottenham right-back.
Walker has established himself as one of the best fullbacks in the Premier League since the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino at the helm at Tottenham. A typically modern full-back who is known for his marauding runs on the right flank, the 26-year-old has also added defensive solidity to become a complete defender in recent seasons.
2016/17 has been yet another season of improvement for Walker, who has played 34 times in all competitions, providing 6 assists and helping Tottenham to being the meanest defence in the Premier League.
As he continues to evolve into one of the finest defenders in the country, some of the best clubs in Europe are starting to take note of his talents. The latest in this line of suitors are Real Madrid and Inter Milan, who have set their sights on the Englishman for a summer transfer.
Zinedine Zidane does have a top quality right-back in Dani Carvajal in his squad at Real Madrid, but beyond him their little to choose with Danilo’s form blowing hot and cold ever since his move from Porto last season.
The Frenchman has been a stickler for rotating his squad efficiently in order to keep his players fresh and the presence of two world class right-backs in Carvajal and Walker will add a lot of value to his squad.
Meanwhile, Inter Milan are eyeing a revamp in the summer transfer window, and are looking to add reinforcements in several positions in order to mount the heights of Italian and European football again. Their new owners, the Suning Group, are believed to be ready to sanction several big money moves and Walker seems to be one of them.
Walker has also attracted attention from Bayern Munich and Barcelona, while Manchester City recently called off their pursuit of the England international after being driven away by the tremendous price tag that will potentially be set on him.
Walker’s contract with Tottenham runs until the end of the 2020/21 season, and Spurs are unlikely to let go of their prized asset this summer. It remains to be seen if any of his suitors can manage to tempt Tottenham into selling Walker or if they will have to face disappointment in his pursuit.