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Kyle Walker revealed he was close to sign for Bayern Munich

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.

As he neared the end of his contract, Bayern lured him with an enticing package. However, when City later offered a two-year extension, Walker chose to remain with the club.

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.”

Russell Murray
Russell Murray
Russell Murray is a passionate football journalist whose heart beats to the rhythm of the beautiful game. With an insatiable appetite for all things football, Russell is always seeking to capture the essence of the sport. Also, he strongly believes that Guti and Diego Milito never received the recognition they deserved for their contributions to football.
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