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Betting suspended on Kyle Walker leaving Tottenham for Man City

| 13.07.2017

Our traders have closed the book on Kyle Walker joining Manchester City, with the move set to be completed in the coming days.

The Tottenham right-back has been targeted by the Citizens throughout the summer, but they were also chasing Dani Alves.

But after the Brazilian chose Paris Saint-Germain instead, Walker has looked nailed-on to join the North West side.

Following Alves’ decision, our traders put the Walker to City move at 1/5 to go through.

The two sides had differed over a fee, but with City now offering the £50m Spurs were asking for, Walker is on his way to join the Pep Guardiola’s side.

Tottenham have been under pressure all summer to maintain their key men, as they prepare to move into the new White Hart Lane.

Walker, Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Danny Rose and Harry Kane have all been tipped for an exit at various points throughout summer.

But it’s believed Daniel Levy and Mauricio Pochettino were only ever willing to sell Walker.

The England international joined Spurs from Sheffield United in 2009, and made 228 appearances for the North London side.

But a spat with Pochettino in the spring suggested that his time could be up, and he didn’t feature in either of Tottenham’s squads for their final two games of the season.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “After slashing the odds to 1/5 earlier this week following Dani Alves’ move to PSG, we’ve decided to close the book on Walker joining City as Pep Guardiola’s spending spree continues.”

Walker will become City’s third summer signing, after the arrivals of Bernardo Silva from Monaco and Ederson from Benfica.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.