A transfer battle looms for Manchester City to sign their ideal Kyle Walker replacement

Manchester City faces a transfer battle to sign their ideal Kyle Walker replacement. The European champions are reportedly interested in securing Bayern Leverkusen’s star right-back Jeremie Frimpong. But to secure the Dutch international’s signature, they will face a battle from a host of top club’s a new report has suggested.

Replacing Kyle Walker will be no easy task for Manchester City. The England international and City captain has been a key part of Pep Guardiola’s squad since his arrival from Tottenham. Across his City career, his play at right-back so often formed an integral component of a strong Manchester City defence.

His importance to the world champions was evident by his absence during City’s 3-all draw with Real Madrid. There’s a suggestion that Rodrygo wouldn’t have scored Real Madrid’s second goal if Walker was on the pitch. With his pace and defensive ability, Walker has often saved City from quick counterattacks. A look into the future suggests replacing Kyle Walker’s skill set will be a tough task for the world champions.

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A recent report from Fraser Gillan for TeamTalk suggests that the champions have identified Bayer Leverkusen full-back Jeremie Frimpong as the ideal Kyle Walker replacement. Gillan reports that the £34 million release clause in Frimpong’s contract means he is an attainable target for Manchester City. Furthermore, Gillan adds that Liverpool and Real Madrid are also keen on signing Frimpong. The full-back has starred for Bayer Leverkusen during their unbeaten campaign so far this season.

To sign their reported long-term Kyle Walker replacement, a transfer battle appears on the horizon for Manchester City. The world champions will be hoping that the allure of playing under Pep Guardiola and a return ‘home’ can secure Frimpong’s signature. Finding a Kyle Walker replacement will be no easy feat for City. Jeremie Frimpong ticks all the boxes as a potential replacement. The treble winners will be hoping to win the looming transfer battle to sign a player that can come in immediately and add to the Manchester City squad.

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