MANCHESTER: The contract was set to expire at the end of the 2023/24 season.
Manchester City have locked in England defender Kyler Walker, who has put a pen to paper on a new two-year contract with the English Premier League (EPL) champions. His contract was set to expire at the end of the 2023/24 season. Therefore, he will now remain in the city of Manchester until the summer of 2026.
The Englishman declared his future to the champions of England and Europe in a statement released by the club: “I’ve enjoyed every single moment of the past six years at this fantastic club. I have an amazing coach, great teammates and staff and our fans are the best. I feel supported on every single level”.
Walker, who joined City in the summer of 2017, has become an indispensable asset in Pep Guardiola’s conquering squad and played a pivotal role in the club’s most successful period. In total, he has made 260 appearances for the club.
In the previous season, he made 35 appearances in all competitions. The Citizens marched on to claim a historic treble: the league title, the Football Association FA Cup, and the club’s first-ever UEFA Champions League trophy.
The English international has joined his Portuguese teammate, Bernardo Silva, who also furthered his stay at the club in August. Silva was reportedly making a move to Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) during the transfer window.
The only players who have left the club after the treble campaign are former captain Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez. The former joined La Liga champions, Barcelona FC, who are coached by Guardiola’s student Xavi Hernandez. The latter went to Saudi Arabia, where he joined Al Ahly Saudi, a club that Pitso Mosimane guided to the Saudi Professional League (SPL).