By Harry Sykes
Tottenham fans have besieged Kyle Walker with messages after he dropped a big hint on Twitter that his time at Tottenham is coming to an end.
The right-back has been the subject of intense speculation about his future in recent weeks amid reports he has held showdown talks with Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino about his future.
The rumour mill went into overdrive on Thursday as it emerged that Walker had changed his Twitter profile from a picture of him in a Tottenham kit to an image showing him representing England.
The alterations were noticed by Spurs fans at a time when widespread reports are claiming he could quit this summer amid strong interest from Manchester City.
— Hotspur Lane (@HotspurLane) May 4, 2017
The Tottenham faithful interpreted Walker’s change of Twitter profile as a clear sign that he wants to leave in the forthcoming window.
Fans sent passionate messages to the 26-year-old in their droves as emotions ran high about a player who has been a mainstay of the team since joining in 2009 from Sheffield United.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Andrew White (@Andrew_White14) May 4, 2017
@kylewalker2 WHY DID YOU CHANGE YOUR LAYOUT TO ENGLAND DONT LEAVE
— Son fc (@ItReallyIsSonFC) May 4, 2017
— georgia flamou (@GFlamou) May 4, 2017
— Thomas Holland (@TDH1986) May 4, 2017
@kylewalker2 couldn’t even wait until after the season. Pathetic.
— 352islife (@352islife) May 4, 2017
Is Kyle Walker acting like a hoe or a savvy businessman by changing his avi and cover pictures on Twitter? ???? #COYS
— ????????Willie???????? (@factNnonfiction) May 3, 2017
. @kylewalker2 changing his layout to England instead of Spurs ????
— Nick (@CIinicaIJesus) May 4, 2017
Walker has stayed silent while reports in the last fortnight have claimed he is ready to leave Tottenham but his move strongly suggests there is some substance to them and that he might not be at the club next season.
The right-sided defender has been dropped to the substitute’s bench for three of Spurs’ last five matches, including the key clashes against Chelsea and Arsenal, even though his peers named him a fortnight ago in the Premier League team of the season.
There have been suggestions that Walker is holding out for a bigger salary than his current deal, said to be worth between £55,000-a-week and £70,000-a-week.
Manchester City have been most strongly linked with a big-money swoop for the England international, although there is also reported interest from Manchester United, Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
In other Tottenham transfer news, the club have sensationally terminated the contract of one of their defenders.