Kyle Walker has said that he would be happy to retire at Manchester City.
Ahead of his side’s Champions League opener against Red Star Belgrade, the £50 million (Guardian) man was quizzed about whether he would like to end his career at City.
Kyle Walker admitted (via Manchester Evening News) that he would be happy to stay at Manchester City until the day he decides to retire.
Kyle Walker openly admits he would love to retire at Manchester City
Branded as ‘irreplaceable’ by Pep Guardiola, the 33-year-old recently signed a contract extension until 2026.
While it seemed like the Englishman was ready to sign for Bayern Munich, he ended up prolonging his glittering spell at the Etihad Stadium, where has been chosen as one of the club’s captains.
Now, Kyle Walker has said that if it were up to him, he would be happy to retire as a Manchester City player.
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“I hope so, I’m here until 36. If they give me another one, I’ll happily sign and they’ll have to wheel me out of here. I’m happy, why should I think of the future. I’ve got to make sure it’s a successful season.”
“If Txiki [Begiristain] is listening, I’ll have another contract?”, he joked.
Kyle Walker retiring at the Etihad Stadium would be a lovely sight
At this point, it goes without saying that Kyle Walker is a certified Manchester City legend, which would make his decision to retire at the club a popular one.
During the Pep Guardiola era, there have not been many better players than him than perhaps arguably the club’s greatest performer till date in Kevin De Bruyne.
Having completed club football at City and despite not getting any younger, the former Tottenham right-back has committed his long-term future to the treble-winners.
To witness such a legendary figure play at Manchester City until he hangs up his boots would restore a feeling of romance in football.