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Man City agree whopping fee with Tottenham to sign Kyle Walker

The deal would tie the world record fee paid for a defender.

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MANCHESTER CITY HAVE agreed a deal worth up to £50 million to sign Kyle Walker from Tottenham Hotspur, according to reports in England.

Matt Law of The Daily Telegraph broke the story earlier this afternoon, reporting that England international Walker is unlikely to report for pre-season training with Spurs tomorrow while the deal is being finalised.

Both clubs, however, are understood to be confident that the move will go through, despite City’s initial unwillingness to offer anything north of £40 million to accrue Walker’s services. Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is said to have slapped the lofty valuation on the defender, with his club and City in talks for weeks regarding the potential transfer.

A £50 million deal would equal the world record fee for a defender, paid by Paris Saint-Germain to Chelsea for David Luiz in 2014.

27-year-old Walker has made 183 competitive appearances for Spurs since arriving from Sheffield United in 2009, scoring four goals from right-back. He has also earned 27 caps for his country.

Walker was named in the PFA Team of the Year for the second time back in April, having enjoyed a career-best campaign in North London.

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