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Kyle Walker issues update on Manchester City future and Bayern Munich transfer truth



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Manchester City captain Kyle Walker has issued an update on his long-term future at the top of professional football during a recent interview.

The veteran England international was at the centre of widespread transfer speculation last summer, with the 33-year-old widely expected to leave Manchester City and take up a new career challenge with FC Bayern Munich.

However, having spent the summer weighing up his options and holding face-to-face talks with manager Pep Guardiola over his future role in the Catalan’s squad, an agreement was reached to see Walker remain at the Etihad Stadium for the 2023/24 campaign.

Walker was also voted as Manchester City’s new club captain by his fellow teammates, following on from the departure of Ilkay Gundogan, who joined FC Barcelona on a free transfer after the Treble-winning season.

Now, speaking during a recent conversation, the Manchester City captain has admitted that as long as he feels he can continue at the very top of the game, he has no intention of leaving the sport any time soon.

“I’ll go as long as I can go,” Kyle Walker admitted. “This is a job that I love. I never wake up and think I don’t want to go in. I love playing football. It’s my happy place.”

Walker also continued by shining light on the truth behind a failed move to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich last summer, with the German club keen on the player’s signature for a number of weeks until a contract renewal at the Etihad Stadium.

“It would have been a lot different because I’d have been at a different club but that was a moment in my personal life that I felt I wanted to move away from England and it was nothing to do with footballing reasons,” Walker explained.

“But first and foremost I have to think about the football. It’s what I love doing and I felt that, come the end of it, I would be a lot happier at Manchester City than I would at Bayern Munich.”

While Manchester City have enjoyed plenty of success this season alongside the work of Kyle Walker at full-back, the right-back is expected to attract interest from a number of opportunities across the game this summer.

Bayern Munich could yet reignite their own interest in the full-back, with former Manchester City captain and Walker’s teammate Vincent Kompany closing in on the managerial position at the Allianz Arena.

Saudi Arabia are also expected to hold some level of interest in Manchester City’s captain this summer, and would have no interest in sanctioning a transfer fee at the level desire by the Premier League champions.