Kyle Walker has held a showdown talk with Spurs’ boss Pochettino regarding the club’s direction as he continues to receive high-paying offers
According to a report by The Sun, Walker has initiated a showdown talk with Mauricio Pochettino over his future at the club, after the Spurs lost their seventh FA Cup semi-final against Premier League leaders Chelsea. It is understood that Walker was rather disappointed as he did not feature in the game since Pochettino replaced him with Kieran Trippier.
It is rumoured that Manchester City and Manchester United have both expressed interest in the defender. Also, the arch-rivals are slated to go head-to-head yet again for Walker, after a report of both showing interest in Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez.
Although Walker signed a £70,000 a-week contract back in September, he has already expressed that he will make a final decision regarding his future at the club by the end of the season. There have been reports which also suggest that Germany’s Bayern Munich are also keen on signing the England right-back.
The Spurs have been improving substantially over the last couple of seasons, yet it looks like they will miss out on the title again this season. They narrowly missed it last season as well, which led to Leicester City’s epic victory.
Meanwhile, Manchester City are known as one of the biggest spenders in the Premier League, and Pep Guardiola has been granted close to £250million to spend for this transfer window. City’s defence most certainly does need a boost after Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna’s disappointing performances this season.
The right-back position has caused a lot of trouble for Guardiola, and Kyle Walker does seem like an apt replacement. Fernandinho and Jesus Navas have tried filling in that position for Guardiola, but it didn’t really work out with them.
As far as Kyle Walker is concerned, he is easily among the best defenders in the Premier League currently. He has created more than 28 chances from open play, and assisted more than five goals so far.
Spurs would not want to let go of a player like Walker, and it remains to be seen if Pochettino will restore the England international to his team for their trip to Crystal Palace tomorrow night. However, based on the buzz, the manager might have bigger decisions to make for Walker, once clubs start lodging their official bids.