Kyle Walker, a defender for Manchester City, signed a two-year contract extension with the treble winners on Thursday.
Walker agreed to the new contract just weeks after his future with Pep Guardiola’s side was called into question due to ties to Bayern Munich.
The 33-year-old was out of favour for much of last season, and was left out of City’s Champions League final victory over Inter Milan in June.
Walker was in the final year of his existing contract with City, but the Premier League winners kept him at the transfer deadline and persuaded him to stay.
“I’m overjoyed to have signed a new contract.” Walker, who has won 13 major championships with City, stated, “My future is with Manchester City, and that is the best thing for me.”
“I’ve enjoyed every single moment of the past six years at this fantastic club.”
Walker has started all four Premier League games for City this season, captaining the squad on many occasions as a sign of Guardiola’s faith.
Walker added, “The treble-winning season is one I will never forget, and we’re ready to go again and try to win more trophies this season.”
“We have to demand it.” We’ve set the standard, and each year the question is, “How do you get better?” How can we improve? That seems to be something we do every year.
“We must ensure that we compete in the later stages of all competitions and compete for the cutlery.”
“I am delighted to continue at a club that competes for trophies every year, and I can’t wait to see what the next few years bring.”
Txiki Begiristain, the city’s director of football, stated, “We are very happy that Kyle will be here until 2026.” He is, in my opinion, the best right-back in the world.
“He is a player with a distinct set of skills.” He adds a unique dynamic to our squad. Kyle has played a significant role in our recent success.”