Another weekend ticks by and another rumour involving Sheffield United and Kyle Walker appears in the press.
Walker has long been credited with a move back to Bramall Lane at some point. The England man is heading into the final year of his contract with City.
There is believed to be interest in Walker from Europe, while the likes of Aston Villa and United would take him as well.
And according to The Sun, Walker is willing to run down his deal with City in order to try and sign for United at the end of next season for nothing.
Kyle Walker back to Sheffield United?
The experienced defender has made no secret of his love for the Blades. However, it’s always been seen as a near impossible deal to do simply because of the wages he is on.
The Sun claims Walker is on around £160k-a-week at The Etihad right now. Those sorts of figures are well off what United will be affording, at least this time around anyway.
It’s reported that Walker is ready to snub interest elsewhere this summer and play things out at City. From there, he’d then hope United were still a PL club and look to make the move back to Sheffield.
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While there’s zero chance of United ever giving Walker that sort of money, if we can stay up for a second season, then the door might just open enough to land Walker.
He’d be more than willing to take a dip in wages if he is so keen to come back. And if the Blades can secure a second lot of Premier League income, then it might be doable.
Walker remains a class act and there’s a reason Pep Guardiola selected him against Real Madrid. But it does seem he’s on the wind down a bit and in a year, he’ll be on the move.
With a bit of luck, that move will indeed be to Bramall Lane.