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Manchester City Wants This Tottenham Hotspur Star; Should Pep Go All Out For Him?

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is reportedly keen to strengthen his squad especially at the back with some homegrown talent this summer and will target Tottenham Hotspur and England right back Kyle Walker.

According to English news websites, Guardiola is pleased to leave the club’s transfer activities in the hands of the club’s director of football Txiki Begiristain, with City ready to splash out £200 million to bolster the squad. Danny Rose and Kyle Walker are reported to be on their wishlist.

Now according to reports Pep Guardiola will buy at least three defenders and will be willing to add more firepower to his attack. The defensive side of the City team has been particularly poor and has come under a lot of criticism this season, especially at full-back, where Guardiola only has options who are now past their prime ages. Walker would be a massive upgrade especially at the right side where City lack options.

Guardiola is a firm believer in homegrown players and has used this strategy in every club he has managed so far. In Barcelona, he had the La Masia academy which produced a bunch of insanely talented players while at Bayern Munich, a host of German players from the fringes to the starting lineup were introduced by him.

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Walker has recently committed his long-term future to the club and Daniel Levy at the helm of Spurs’ is expected to demand a fee in the excess of £30m for his services this summer. City didn’t felt the requirement to strengthen their full back section in the last winter transfer window but Guardiola will be hoping to invest heavily in signing a few full-backs in the next summer. Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna are in their late thirties and most of the time are benched while Aleksandar Kolarov has been used in the central defense mostly with Stones and Otamendi underperforming in many games this season.

Walker started his football career at the age of seven at Sheffield United. He had a number of loan stints at various clubs before joining Spurs in 2009. But Spurs’ immediately sent the player back to his former club on loan. After another couple of loan spells at various clubs, he finally burst onto the scene in 2011 under manager Harry Redknapp.

Walker was severely criticized in the last few seasons for not playing up to his full potential but from the previous campaign, he has transformed into a different player. Walker’s sudden improvement in form has left Nathaniel Clyne on the bench as the Spurs man has become the first choice right back for the Three Lions. Guardiola is looking for a full back who can break into the opponent territory with his blistering pace and marauding runs through the flanks and Walker is the first name on his mind.

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