By Danny Wright

15th Jul, 2017 | 12:38pm

'Have some faith' - Graham Roberts delivers message to Tottenham fans after defender deal

By Danny Wright

Graham Roberts has urged Tottenham fans to “have some faith” in chairman Daniel Levy and manager Mauricio Pochettino following the sale of Kyle Walker to Manchester City.

The England international defender secured his transfer to the Etihad on Friday for a fee which is widely believed to be worth around £50million.

Spurs are the only Premier League team not to announce any new arrivals this summer, and despite concerns from the supporters, Roberts has asserted that Levy and Pochettino know exactly what they’re doing and has suggested that Walker’s sale was down to footballing reasons only.

“Anyone having a go at the chairmen, I can tell you this was a football choice by the manager that is a fact. Have some faith,” said former Spurs defender Roberts on his personal Twitter account on Friday.

“A manager who has given us our best finish in 40 odd years deserves to make his own football choices. I was huge Kyle walker fan too.”

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Tottenham were well-stocked in the right-back area prior to Walker’s big-money move to their Premier League title rivals Man City.

Kieran Trippier emerged as Pochettino’s top choice on the right side of defence towards the back end of last season as his side applied pressure on Chelsea in the race for the league crown.

Walker, 27, made 229 appearances in all competitions during his spell in north London with Spurs, with 39 of them coming last season before he struggled for a starting spot in the final weeks.

He joins a Pep Guardiola side that is no doubt one of the favourites to win the Premier League next season and replaces right-back Pablo Zabaleta in the Spaniard’s side following his free transfer to West Ham.

In other Tottenham news, Jermaine Jenas has delivered his shocked verdict on Walker’s move.

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