Manchester City have offered Kyle Walker an improved contract to stay at the club.
The news has been reported by Sam Lee of the Athletic. He further reports that the treble winners had already offered the England international a new contract in June, but he spurned that in favor of the contract offer from Bayern Munich.
Manchester City have tabled a second contract offer to Kyle Walker in a bid to keep him at the club.#MCFC had offered Walker a new deal in June but he rejected that in favour of a proposal from Bayern Munich, despite the offer from the #PL champions being higher.
— The Athletic | Football (@TheAthleticFC) August 4, 2023
Sam Lee adds that the teams had talks over a deal for Walker in Tokyo during the two clubs’ pre-season, but a deal was unable to be struck. A fee needs to be agreed between the clubs for any potential move for Kyle Walker to take place.
Pep Guardiola spoke of the club’s desire to keep Walker, and his teammate Bernardo Silva at the club. In his press conference before the FA Community Shield against Arsenal, the City boss said: “Regarding Kyle and Bernardo. They’re important players for us. We want them to stay. We will do everything. To replace these two players is incredibly difficult.”
Pep Guardiola on Josko Gvardiol, Bernardo Silva and Kyle Walker 🗣️ 🔊 pic.twitter.com/dCnmDIlumj
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) August 4, 2023
It appears that the race to keep Kyle Walker at the Premier League champions is heating up. With a second contract offer tabled for the full-back, it shows just how important he is to Manchester City. The treble winners would not want to lose a key part of their squad so late in the summer window.