Sky Sports pundit: I'm not surprised this Tottenham 26-year-old has been linked away
By Harvey Byrne
Sky Sports pundit and former Premier League defender Danny Higginbotham has told that he’s not surprised Kyle Walker has been linked with a move away from the club.
The 26-year-old right-back has been one of Tottenham’s many stars this season and this has seen him linked with a move to cash-rich Premier League club Manchester City.
Spurs will very much be eager to keep hold of the 25-time capped England international, who still has four years left on his contract at the club.
But, Higginbotham has told that he has not been surprised by talks about him moving elsewhere following his form this campaign.
“Now, the one thing very similar to Chelsea where I think Tottenham have been fantastic at is with the two wing-backs,” told Higginbotham to Sky Sports News’ Premier League Daily show on Friday morning.
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“Obviously with Walker and Davies and with Rose, who has played there before and Trippier as well.
“But, I love the way the wing-backs play for Tottenham. It’s brilliant and the whole way the team plays enables the two wing-backs to play very high, near enough as wingers.
“What you’ve got is some of the best full-backs. Some of the best wing-backs in the league, there’s no doubt about it.
“There has been a lot of talk about Walker, Manchester City being interested, but I’m not surprised in the slightest and Tottenham will want to do all that they can in order to keep him at the football club because he’s been absolutely immense.”
Walker joined Tottenham eight years a go in a £9million deal alongside Kyle Naughton from Sheffield United back in 2009.
He has since played 226 times for the north London club, returning four goals and 21 assists, but it hasn’t been until this season that many have stopped to take notice of the pacey full-back.
The experienced defender’s ability to bomb forward alongside helping his team keep clean sheets has seen him emerge as one of the best in the Premier League and in Europe and Spurs will be keen to keep hold of him.
In other Tottenham news, Higginbotham has named the only Arsenal player able to get into the Spurs team.