Man City signs Kyle Walker, making him most expensive defender ever

  • Guardian, Saturday, July 15, 2017 1:53 AM
Manchester City acquired Tottenham defender Kyle Walker for a transfer fee with add-ons that could rise to 53 million pounds (more than $69 million). With the add-ons, it would make Walker the most expensive defender in history, eclipsing the fee of $65 million Paris St. Germain paid for Chelsea’s David Luiz in 2014.

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5 comments about "Man City signs Kyle Walker, making him most expensive defender ever".
  1. frank schoon, July 15, 2017 at 11:50 a.m.

    When you have to pay that much for a defender he must have the skills of a Pele and a Cruyff combined. Seriously, what is this guy suppose do, overlap, play midfield, center forward and play goal, after he makes his run. I can understand it if he faced players like a Pele,a Cruyff every game and being able to handle them but he'll face players that couldn't shine Cruyff's shoes.

  2. Fire Paul Gardner Now replied, July 18, 2017 at 9:54 a.m.

    You are obsessed. What does Cruyff have to do with this? Nothing!

  3. Nick Daverese, July 16, 2017 at 9:06 a.m.

    How much of the transfer fee does the player get?

    Manchester United was looking at a fantastic defensive a Latino I can remember what his name was except he wore a strap just below his knee I guess for osgood. Maybe his asking price was 2 million lbs. The people thought it was too much money to spend on a defensive mid. I saw him play a half a game here when Howard was going to leave my beloved Meterstars to go there. This guy was the most complete defensive mid I ever saw. Well worth the money. He scored on an outside shot from way out. He was always open for their backs to do to. A very skillful player. He got a ball from the back first thing he did was look tio through pass. No option then he would reverse the field. He did not play like a machine on attack. He moved up in the attack. He also did the defensive duties you would expect the defensive mid to do. I would have bought it no matter what the fans said.

  4. Forever Blue, July 18, 2017 at 8:19 p.m.

    Agree that it's a lot of money for a defender, but not sure what defending Cryuff has to do with it. He's an outside back.

  5. Bob Ashpole replied, July 19, 2017 at 3:39 p.m.

    Cryuff moved around a lot.

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