I know deep down we all already have (mostly) made peace with the fact that Kyle Walker is almost certainly going to be sold to Manchester City this summer. But just in case you’re still holding out hope, Walker has just spoken publicly about the potential transfer as reported in the Standard, and essentially has refused to deny any of it.
Walker was directly asked about whether all the speculation about his Tottenham future has bothered him in any way or been a distraction.
"Not at all. I mean, you know coming away from club football kind of gives you a little bit of head space.
"I am an England player now and I am fully focused on a massive game on Saturday. We need to go and get the three points."
And asked whether he’d give any indication as to where he’d be playing next season:
“No. No indication at all.”
I mean, it would be easy for him to come out and do the non-denial-denial with the usual platitudes of I’m-still-a-Tottenham-player and My-contract-goes-for-another-few-years and You-never-know-what-the-future-holds-but-I-expect-to-be-at-Spurs. None of that this time. He’s doing none of that, and it speaks volumes.
I think at this point the only question remaining is where Walker will be sold, and how much Daniel Levy will extract from the buying club. All reports are it’s City, but in a world where Virgil Van Dijk can command a £60m fee, I would hope that Walker, arguably the best right back in the league, would get a similar amount.
Either way, I’d put good money on Kyle Walker suiting up in different colors next season.