Manchester City defender Kyle Walker has expressed his desire to extend his contract with the club and continue working under manager Pep Guardiola. The 30-year-old’s current deal expires in 2022, but he hopes to secure a new agreement that will keep him at the Etihad Stadium for longer.
Walker joined Manchester City from Tottenham Hotspur in 2017 and has since become an integral part of the team’s success. He has made over 150 appearances for the club, winning numerous domestic trophies including two Premier League titles.
The right-back’s impressive performances have not gone unnoticed, with Bayern Munich reportedly showing interest in signing him. However, Walker has made it clear that his priority is to remain at Manchester City and continue working with Guardiola.
Speaking about his contract situation, Walker said, “I’m enjoying my football here and I feel like I’m playing the best football of my career. I want to stay at Manchester City for as long as possible. I have a great relationship with the manager, and I believe we can achieve even more success together.”
Guardiola has also praised Walker’s contribution to the team and expressed his desire to keep him at the club. The Spanish manager highlighted the defender’s versatility and work ethic, stating that he is an important player for Manchester City.
“Kyle has been exceptional for us since he arrived. He is a key player in our squad and brings a lot of quality to the team. I hope he can continue with us for many years,” Guardiola said.
With Manchester City currently sitting at the top of the Premier League table and competing in multiple competitions, Walker’s commitment to the club is crucial. The defender’s experience and defensive prowess have been vital to the team’s success, and his desire to stay will undoubtedly boost morale within the squad.
As negotiations for a contract extension continue, both Walker and Manchester City fans will hope to see a positive outcome that allows the talented right-back to remain at the club for the foreseeable future.