Kyle Walker contract: Defender to stay at City till 2026

Manchester City defender Kyle Walker has signed a contract extension with the club until 2026. Walker’s impending departure from the team during the summer transfer window was highly rumored, and Bayern Munich was reportedly interested in hiring him.

Walker completed a move to Manchester City on July 14, 2017, signing a five-year contract for an initial sum of 45 million pounds, which increased to 50 million pounds with add-ons. One of the most costly football transfers at the time was this one.

Walker has contributed significantly to Manchester City’s success while he has been a member of the team. He participated in the squad that won the first domestic treble in English men’s football in 2019, as well as helping the team win their first trophy of the 2017–18 campaign, the EFL Cup. Beginning in 2020, Walker also celebrated multiple Premier League victories.

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Walker replaced Kay Gundogan as vice-captain of Manchester City in 2023 after Gundogan’s departure. He even led the team as captain in the 2023 UEFA Super Cup, helping Manchester City defeat Sevilla 5-4 on penalties following a 1-1 draw.

“I’m thrilled to sign a new deal. My future is with Manchester City and that is the best thing for me,” Walker said.

“I’ve enjoyed every single moment of the past six years at this fantastic club. I have an amazing coach, great team-mates and staff and our fans are the best. I feel supported on every single level,” he added.

Walker has made 260 appearances for City across all competitions, contributing 18 assists and six goals. He has made 169 Premier League appearances for Manchester City, with three goals and 14 assists.

He appeared 39 times for City in all competitions last season. With Man City, Walker has won the Premier League five times. He has also won the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup, two FA Cups, four EFL Cups, two FA Community Shields, and four EFL Cups.