By Matt Bullin
Jermaine Jenas has expressed his shock at the news Tottenham have sold Kyle Walker to Manchester City.
The 27-year-old right-back penned a five-year deal at the Etihad on Friday and the news was announced on Spurs’ official Twitter account that afternoon.
Man City later confirmed the news and stated that he had been given the number two shirt at the Etihad.
Neither club made mention of a transfer fee for the England star, but the BBC reported it could amount to £50million, with £45million paid up front and £5million paid through add ons.
Spurs haven’t announced much in terms of activity in the transfer market this summer, and Jenas wrote on his personal Twitter account about his shock at Walker’s move: “Wow. Spurs fans, thoughts on Kyle Walker to Man City? I think it’s great business by City. Surprised [by] Spurs selling to a direct competitor”
— Jermaine Jenas (@jjenas8) July 14, 2017
Walker’s move to City has been in the pipeline for several months, and reports even linked him to the club during the 2016-17 season.
The speculation saw the 27-year-old dropped by Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino towards the end of last season, as Kieran Trippier came into the side and performed so well he earned a debut England cap.
However, Walker still made a big impact in North London last term, and he played 39 league and cup games.
He arrived at White Hart Lane from Sheffield United in the summer of 2009 in a £5million deal, and he went on to make 229 appearances across all competitions for the club.
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