Manchester Metropolis has finalised its third vital signing of the summer time, luring proper-again Kyle Walker to the Etihad Stadium from Tottenham for a reported £50-million charge.

That quantity would equal what Paris Saint-Germain paid Chelsea for David Luiz in 2014, marking the most expensive switch payment for a defender.

Metropolis introduced the cope with a press release on its web site Friday, including that Walker has put pen to paper on a 5-yr cope with the membership and can sport the No. 2 package. The remaining phrases of the transfer weren’t confirmed by both get together, although BBC Sport stories Walker strikes for £forty five million with £5 million in add-ons.

“I’m thrilled to be signing for Metropolis and may’t wait to get began,” Walker stated Friday. “Pep Guardiola is likely one of the most revered managers on the planet and I really feel he may help me take my recreation to a brand new degree.”

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One of many switch window’s worst stored secrets and techniques, Walker’s Lancashire change had dominated English headlines as the 2 events reportedly haggled over a charge.

With hypothesis suggesting a falling-out between Walker and Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, the writing was on the wall, although with a dearth of full-backs at Metropolis worsened by Dani Alves‘ choice to go for Paris Saint-Germain, Tottenham had some leverage within the matter.

And that leverage has proved worthwhile for the reigning Premier League runner-up, which pocket a reported £50-million payment for the 27-yr-previous full-again with 27 England caps.

Metropolis nonetheless faces a scarcity of full-backs, and with studies suggesting the membership is monitoring Monaco star Benjamin Mendy, Guardiola’s lot might have to smash the world-document charge for a defender to deliver the participant 5 years Walker’s junior to the Premier League.