According to Sam Lee of The Athletic, Kyle Walker is in talks to leave Manchester City and join Bayern Munich this summer.
Fabrizio Romano has added to these reports, stating that Walker is a ‘concrete’ target for Bayern Munich as they look for a new right-back this summer.
This comes following reports from Lee that the England international has been unhappy with his playing time this season and was specifically disappointed in missing out on the starting lineup in the Champions League final vs Inter Milan- which his side won 1-0, becoming only the second English side in history to complete a treble.
A move to Germany could be likely for the 33-year-old, as Lee stated that “a move abroad may be on the cards” whilst other sources have suggested that the time has come for a “parting of the ways” between the two parties.
Although the deal is far from complete, the expectation is that the full-back will depart Pep Guardiola’s side this summer, with the fee for the player also not expected to be an issue, despite it not yet being agreed upon by the two sides.
Having joined for a fee in the region of €50m from Tottenham Hotspur in July 2017, the treble-winner has experienced several successful seasons at The Etihad, winning five Premier League trophies, four Carabao Cups, two FA Cups, and most recently his first Champions League.
Walker is one of two full-backs looking likely to leave The Citizens in the coming weeks, as City also look for a solution for João Cancelo before pre-season, with the Portuguese having just returned from a six-month loan spell at the aforementioned Bundesliga champions Bayern.
Thomas Tuchel’s side opted to not exercise their option to buy for the 29-year-old, but their interest in the Englishman consolidates reports that they are still searching for a right-back, with current starter Benjamin Pavard looking likely to depart this summer, having informed the club of his decision to not renew his contract, which expires in 2024.
Travis Levison | Get Football