Kyle Walker considered a “close” Bayern Munich move but now intends to sign a new Manchester City contract.
During the close season, the German giants strongly expressed interest in the City right-back, and because of the uncertainty surrounding his future at the Etihad Stadium, he admits that he seriously felt tempted.
Last spring, the 33-year-old went through a period of falling out of favor, and although he regained his position towards the end of the treble-winning campaign, the team excluded him from the starting lineup for the Champions League final in June.
Kyle Walker is close to extend his contract with Man City
Walker said: “It was close but in football things can happen. Decisions can be made, things can turn. It wasn’t meant to be.
“Would I have enjoyed the experience? Of course I would, but this is a great club and you can’t underestimate what this club has done in the last six or seven years.
“Why should I walk away if I am going to get enough game time that’s right for me? That is all I want.
“It was about who gave me the most years. It wasn’t like I was going to a worse club because Bayern Munich is a massive club and seeing what Harry (Kane) is doing there and will do, it wasn’t a step down.
“In the back of my head I always wanted to play for Manchester City but I had to do what was right for me and my future. It was just about which club gave me the years in my contract to play football at the highest level.”