Kyle Walker is reportedly in talks to quit Manchester City and join Bayern Munich this summer, according to Sam Lee of The Athletic.
According to Fabrizio Romano, who has confirmed these rumors, Bayern Munich is “concretely” interested in signing Walker this summer as their new right-back.
This is in response to Lee’s reports that the England international had been dissatisfied with his playing time this year and was particularly miffed about being left off the starting lineup for the Champions League final against Inter Milan, which his team won 1-0, making them just the second English team in history to win the Triple Crown.
With Lee indicating that “a move abroad may be on the cards” and other sources indicating that the time has come for a “parting of the ways” between the two parties, the 33-year-old may be on the move to Germany.
Although the agreement between the two parties has not yet been reached, it is anticipated that the full-back will leave Pep Guardiola’s team this summer, even though the deal is far from being finalized.
The treble winner moved to Manchester City in July 2017 for an estimated €50 million transfer fee from Tottenham Hotspur. Since then, he has enjoyed numerous great seasons at The Etihad, winning five Premier League titles, four Carabao Cups, two FA Cups, and most recently, his first Champions League.
Walker is one of two full backs who appear likely to leave the Citizens in the upcoming weeks as the team searches for a preseason replacement for Joo Cancelo, who recently returned on a six-month loan at the aforementioned Bundesliga champions Bayern.
Thomas Tuchel’s side opted to not exercise their option to buy for the 29-year-old, but their interest in the Englishman consolidates reports that they are still searching for a right-back, with current starter Benjamin Pavard looking likely to depart this summer, having informed the club of his decision to not renew his contract, which expires in 2024.