Real Madrid will reportedly consider signing 32-year-old Manchester City veteran Kyle Walker in the summer transfer window.
According to a report by Spanish outlet Defensa Central, Kyle Walker is the subject of interest from Real Madrid. The Merengues are considering signing the 32-year-old Manchester City veteran in the summer transfer window. But they also have Achraf Hakimi as a candidate on their wishlist.
Kyle Walker has been one of the best full-backs in the Premier League since his days at Tottenham Hotspur. The English international took some time to get going at the North London club from Sheffield United in July 2009. But he has not looked back following his 2011/12 breakthrough term. And his stock has skyrocketed since joining Manchester City in July 2017.
The 32-year-old has been an excellent performer for the Citizens, winning almost every trophy at the club level. Walker has turned out nearly 250 times thus far for Manchester City, chipping in with six goals and 18 assists. But the veteran’s long-term future is uncertain, with Manchester City ready to part ways with him. And such a situation has alerted Real Madrid.
Real Madrid will likely delve into the market for a right-back in the summer transfer window. That is because Dani Carvajal’s performance levels have dipped in the last few years. And the Spaniard often tends to struggle in the biggest games, with pacy opponents exploiting his weaknesses.
With Carvajal no longer a dependable full-back, it behoves Real Madrid to scour the market for a right-back. And recent reports have linked Real Madrid with several right-backs, including Joao Cancelo. But another Manchester City full-back has emerged on Los Blancos’ radar, with Kyle Walker becoming a target.
The interest in the 32-year-old is somewhat perplexing, considering his advancing years. And Walker will likely present similar issues as Carvajal currently does. Nonetheless, Real Madrid might press ahead with a bid for the Manchester City veteran in the coming weeks.
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But recent reports have claimed that Walker does not want to leave Manchester City anytime soon. And a departure as a free agent in 2024 seems likely. So Real Madrid will have to identify alternatives to the 32-year-old veteran full-back in the summer transfer window.
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