Manchester City full-back Kyle Walker has signed a contract extension with the treble winners until the end of the 2025/26 season. Walker’s contract extension commits his future to the club and ends any speculation of a potential move to Bayern Munich.
The new contract for the current City captain was announced today via the club’s official website.
I’m not leaving! 💪 pic.twitter.com/kVwGkOz7i9
— Manchester City (@ManCity) September 14, 2023
Reports over the summer indicated that Kyle Walker wanted to join Bayern Munich. Florian Plettenberg had reported for SkySports Germany that Walker had informed City of his intention to join Bayern Munich. A move failed to materialize and Walker instead committed his future to the treble winners. The City captain explained his decision. Speaking following City’s win over Fulham he said: “Decisions can be made, things can turn. It was close but in football, things can happen. It wasn’t meant to be. Would I have enjoyed the experience? Of course I would, but this is a great club and you can’t underestimate what this club has done in the last six or seven years.”
Kyle Walker has been a key part of the club’s success since arriving from Tottenham. He has become arguably the best right-back in the world football under Pep Guardiola. His spell with City has coincided with unprecedented success at the Etihad. Walker has won 5 Premier League titles, 8 domestic cups, ten UEFA Champions League and UEFA Super Cup during his time at the Etihad.
The England international has been a key part of the club’s success. His ability to nullify opposition attackers has been crucial to the treble winners success. He has nullified Kylian Mbappe, Vinicius Junior and a host of world class attackers during his time at the champions.
It is a tremendous boost to City for Walker to sign on until 2026.