Tottenham braced for offers for wantaway 26-year-old eyeing £140k-a-week deal - report
By Matt Bullin
Tottenham have issued an asking price of £35million for unsettled star Kyle Walker, according to a report.
The Evening Standard claims the club’s stance on Walker has softened and they will now listen to offers of £35million and upwards for the England right-back.
The 26-year-old currently earns £70,000 at White Hart Lane and it is thought that he could double his wages to £140k-a-week with a move to Pep Guardiola’s side.
However this apparent price-drop comes after the Independent reported that Walker sees his future away from Spurs after a fall-out with Mauricio Pochettino over his fitness and selection.
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The 25-time England international found himself on the bench and used as a late substitute last time out as Spurs beat Arsenal, with Kieran Trippier preferred to start.
Walker was also left out of the starting XI for the recent loss to Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final.
Walker has made 37 appearances in all competitions for Tottenham this term, supplying six assists, and his contract runs until 2021 having signed an extension last September.
Football Insider verdict
A £35million price tag is unlikely to put off the likes of Man City, but it does send a message to Spurs’ rivals stating they will not be short-changed for the England star. Losing a player of Walker’s calibre would be a huge loss to any side, but especially for Tottenham, who look as though their squad is on the cusp of something special. However if he were to leave Pochettino has a ready-made replacement in Trippier. The former Burnley man has only made 19 league and cup appearances this term, but his recent performances show evidence he is ready to become the first choice right-back at White Hart Lane.
In other Tottenham news, Teddy Sheringham reveals the club tried to sign this World Cup winner.