Man City stall new contract talks with Walker

Manchester City are stalling new contract talks with Kyle Walker.

The Daily Star says City will wait until next year to sort out Walker’s future.

The City defender, 32, has 20 months left on his current contract with the Premier League champions. Walker has been missing this month through injury but was still included in England’s latest squad to face Italy and Germany in the Nations League.

And he remains first-choice in the right-back role for both club and country. But the City hierarchy have decided to delay talks about extending his stay at the Etihad beyond July 2024 until after the World Cup finals.

Although a regular under Pep Guardiola and having an excellent fitness record in his time with the club, Walker’s age means he is entering the twilight of his elite career. That’s why City are in no rush to tie down the former Tottenham ace just yet.