Manchester City have completed the signing of Tottenham and England right-back Kyle Walker for an initial £45m.
Walker, who has 27 caps and spent eight seasons at Spurs has signed a five-year deal with City.
The deal, which comes to £50m including £5m of add-ons, could make him the most expensive English player ever.
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“I am thrilled to be signing for City and can’t wait to get started,” said Walker. “Pep Guardiola is one of the most respected managers in the world.”
Walker, who joined Spurs from Sheffield United in 2009 and made 183 Premier League appearances, added: “I feel he can help me take my game to a new level.”
Txiki Begiristain, the Club’s Director of Football, added: “Kyle is a fine full-back, one capable of producing quality at both ends of the pitch.
“We’ve followed his progress at Tottenham and have been really impressed by how he has developed. He is now one of the best right-backs in the Premier League and justifiably an England regular.
“I am sure he will be a success at Manchester City this season and beyond.”
The 27-year-old, who will wear the number two shirt, is expected to travel with City on Monday for their tour of the USA.
City boss Guardiola released three full-backs at the end of last season, including both right-sided players – Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna.
He missed out on the signing of free agent Dani Alves, with the Brazilian joining Paris St-Germain on Wednesday.
Walker, selected in the 2016-17 Premier League team of the year, is City’s third signing of the summer, after the arrivals of midfielder Bernardo Silva and goalkeeper Ederson Moraes.
His England debut came in the 1-0 win over Spain in 2011. He has 27 caps in total, with his most recent appearance coming as a second-half substitute in the 3-2 defeat to France at the Stade de France.