Kyle Walker will NOT become the most expensive defender in history – not yet anyway.
Manchester City have issued a briefing to the press today, stating that they will pay an initial £45million, to be paid in instalments. That will be followed by a maximum of £5million in add-ons based on his successes in the Premier League and Champions League, which would equal the current world record for a defender – though with the way the transfer market is going, another club may have broken the record by then!
#Mcfc say walker fee is £45m to be paid in instalments. Then max £5m in add ons. So it won't top £50m
— Martin Blackburn (@SunMartinB) July 14, 2017
The #MCFC deal for Walker can't break the world record for a defender, only equal it. It is £45m up front and a max of £5m in add ons
— Stuart Brennan (@StuBrennanMEN) July 14, 2017
Walker will be £45m plus maximum £5m in add-ons based on success in Premier & Champions League, which I'm sure City would be happy to pay.
— Jonathan Smith (@jonnysmiffy) July 14, 2017
Walker is expected to become a City player today with a medical scheduled after drawn out talks between the clubs. He could soon be followed by Benjamin Mendy, although that deal is still not quite over the line.