Kyle Walker

Kyle Walker stays, extends contract with Manchester City

Manchester City has extended Kyle Walker’s contract until 2026, keeping their experienced player despite interest from Bayern Munich.

Walker, 33, had an expiring contract next summer but signed a two-year extension. He is eyeing the captaincy, which is vacant after Ilkay Gundogan left for Barcelona and Kevin De Bruyne’s injury.

Manchester City is forming a new leadership group, and Walker hopes to lead, having discussed his playing time with Guardiola.

This move is crucial for Walker and Manchester City’s future.

‘I’ve enjoyed every single moment of the past six years at this fantastic club. I have an amazing coach, great teammates, and staff, and our fans are the best. I feel supported on every single level.

‘The Treble-winning season is one I will never forget and we’re ready to go again and try to win more trophies.

‘The lads have got that hunger again to go and achieve something really special again this season, fingers crossed. I wanted to be a part of it and I didn’t want to miss out on that.

‘Us captains have got to demand that. We’ve set the bar and each year about it’s how do you get better? How do we get better? We seem to be doing that each year.

‘We’ve probably gone to the top of the top where, to stay there, there is only down because are we going to go and win a Treble again? Who knows? You know, we could do.’

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