Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola wants Kyle Walker to stay at the club beyond this summer. The former Tottenham Hotspur man has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich this summer.
According to reports from Fabrizio Romano, Guardiola was asked about Walker’s situation during Manchester City’s current pre-season tour. He said: “We hope Kyle Walker stays with us. I heard Tuchel’s comments about Kyle, I’ll say the same.”
“What I can say is that he is a very important player for us. The clubs are in contact, and we will fight for him”
Bayern Munich Thomas Tuchel are on the lookout for a new right-back this summer. He first signed Joao Cancelo from Manchester City on loan in January, but that move was unsuccessful. The Portuguese defender has returned to the Treble Winners and is part of City’s pre-season tour. However, the feeling is that Cancelo will leave the Premier League champions for good this summer.
In the summer window, Tuchel initially wanted César Azpilicueta, with whom he had worked at Chelsea. However, the Spaniard joined Atlético de Madrid. Now, he has turned his attention back to Manchester City and has prioritized Walker for this summer. The England international has been frustrated in recent times by the lack of first-team action under Pep Guardiola. Nor did he start the Champions League final against Inter Milan.
Considering that Guardiola played almost the entire season without full-backs, another season with the same module would be enough to tempt Walker to leave. However, successful teams are not built on a single football module. Therefore, the Spaniard would need all the tools for Manchester City to have another great season.