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BY SAMSON MBII,14TH JULY 2017-Manchester City have completed the signing of England fullback Kyle Walker from Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur on a five-year contract, the club said on Friday.
British media reported the fee for the 27-year-old was £50 million, making him the world’s joint most expensive defender along with centre back David Luiz, who left Chelsea for Paris St Germain in 2014.
With Tottenham known for driving a hard bargain in transfer negotiations, add-ons for appearances and trophies could take the eventual fee for Walker even higher.
However, City will be happy to have acquired one of the quickest defenders in the world and a player who was in the PFA’s Premier League Team of the Season last term.
Walker played 228 times for Spurs in six years at the club. He made his England debut in 2011 and now has 27 caps.