On deadline day, The Athletic journalist Sam Lee suggested on the ‘Why Always Us’ podcast that Manchester City right-back Kyle Walker could be on his way out in the summer.
Joao Cancelo recently made headlines after being loaned out to Bayern Munich following a reported training ground spat with Pep Guardiola.
While this is not the case with Kyle Walker, he could leave Manchester City after six years due to a lack of game time in recent weeks.
Since the World Cup ended and club football resumed, the £53 million (talkSPORT) man has started just two games out of six, with Rico Lewis preferred at right-back. And, in one of the games in which he started, the England international was sent off at halftime against Chelsea.
Now, it appears Kyle Walker, who Pep Guardiola described as “amazing” earlier this season (via MEN), could follow Joao Cancelo on a permanent basis, with a reported Man City exit in the summer.
“I don’t think he’s far off [Kyle Walker] being as frustrated as Joao Cancelo about not getting playing time recently,” The Athletic’s Man City correspondent Sam Lee said on the Why Always Us podcast.
“Walker could be a candidate to leave in the summer. Maybe now I’m shedding this conservatism [about not fully disclosing what he’s been told] and coming out a little more with what I’ve heard in the last few days and weeks.
THE SUMMER RENOVATION OF MAN CITY SEEMS INEvitable.
Given that Pep Guardiola has already stated that his team’s mentality has suffered as a result of winning four out of five Premier League titles, and that he believes in refreshing his squads to keep the hunger alive, a squad overhaul could be in the works.
According to a recent report, not only Kyle Walker, but also Joao Cancelo, Bernardo Silva, Ilkay Gundogan, and Aymeric Laporte are dissatisfied with Man City manager Pep Guardiola and could leave the club.
Keeping this in mind, it would not be surprising to see Walker, along with a number of other established winners, leave the Etihad Stadium.