Gary Lineker fires shots at defender after Tottenham transfer is confirmed
By Matt Bullin
Tottenham legend Gary Lineker has taken to Twitter to fire shots at Kyle Walker’s crossing ability after his transfer to Manchester City was confirmed.
The 27-year-old right-back put pen-to-paper on a five-year deal at the Etihand on Friday and the news was announced on the Tottenham’s official Twitter account that afternoon.
Man City later confirmed the news and revealed he would wear the number two shirt at the Etihad.
Neither club made mention of a transfer fee, but the BBC reported it could amount to £50million, with £45million paid up front and £5million paid through add ons.
Lineker wrote a message on his personal Twitter account in reaction to the deal, claiming Walker has become “the world’s most expensive defender”.
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He also wrote, in tongue-in-cheek fashion: “Imagine how much he would cost if he could cross the ball.”
Fullback, Kyle Walker becomes the world's most expensive defender at £50m plus. Imagine how much he would cost if he could cross the ball.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 14, 2017
Walker was a mainstay in Spurs’ back line for the majority of last season, and he played 39 times across all competitions for Mauricio Pochettino.
He arrived in North London in the summer of 2009 in a £5million switch from Sheffield United, and he went on to make 229 appearances across all competitions.
Walker has been capped by England on 27 occasions, and he featured for 45 minutes in the 3-2 friendly defeat to France in June of this year.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Spurs have given an emphatic answer to their PL rivals after an enquiry for this key first-teamer.