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Kyle Walker signs new Man City deal

By Steve Jennings

Published: 14:21, 19 June 2019

Manchester City have announced Kyle Walker has signed a new long-term contract with the club.

The right-back has agreed terms on a two-year extension, taking his deal up to the summer of 2024.

Kyle Walker’s impact at Man City: Five key things to know…

  1. Pep Guardiola spent big on his defence in the summer of 2017 after a mixed first season at the Etihad.
  2. Kyle Walker arrived from Tottenham for a reported fee of around £50m, which was the record for a defender at the time.
  3. The former Sheffield United youngster made 48 appearances across all competitions in 2017/18, helping City win the Premier League and the EFL Cup.
  4. In 2018/19 he played 52 times and scored his first goals for the club as City won the domestic treble.
  5. Walker was named in the PFA Team of the Year in 2017/18 but missed out to Trent Alexander-Arnold in 2018/19.

At the turn of the year, Pep Guardiola dropped Walker from the City starting line-up following a dip in form.

But the 29-year-old won back his place in the team by the end of the campaign and has now been rewarded with a new contract.

“I’m thrilled to have signed a new deal,” Walker told the club’s official website. “Playing for City has been everything I’d hoped it would be and more.

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“It was an easy decision. I want to be competing for trophies, playing at the highest level, and I feel I have improved hugely as a player during my time here.

“The club’s vision – both on and off the pitch – matches mine perfectly and I’m looking forward to spending the new five years here, hopefully winning more silverware.”

Walker remains a key part of Gareth Southgate’s England set-up, although Liverpool’s Trent Alexander Arnold is set to give him some stiff competition ahead of Euro 2020.

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