Manchester City agree £50m deal to sign Kyle Walker from Tottenham

• Signing a right-back a priority for City’s manager, Pep Guardiola
• Mauricio Pochettino knew he had to sell to release funds for signings

Kyle Walker is poised to complete his heavily trailed move from Tottenham Hotspur to Manchester City, after the clubs agreed a fee of £50m. Pep Guardiola, the City manager, has made the signing of full-backs a priority this summer and Walker has always been his No1 target at right-back.

The negotiations have been protracted, with the Tottenham chairman, Daniel Levy, having held out for £50m. Levy has been in a strong position. Walker was the best right-back in England last season, according to the Professional Footballers’ Association, which named him in its team of the year, and, at 27, he is not only highly experienced in the Premier League but about to enter his prime.

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