Manchester City defender Kyle Walker has admitted he wants to return to Sheffield United.
Walker has issued a come and get me plea to Blades manager Chris Wilder, stating he is prepared to come back to Bramall Lane “soon.”
“I’ve said to the people that represent me that I’d love to finish, if I could, back at Sheffield United,” the England international told Sky Sports News.
“That’s where I started, that’s who gave me my chance in football. But you never know they might not want me.
“We could be in different stages of our career and you never know what might happen. But Chris, if you want to take me I’ll come back soon.”
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United fans perhaps shouldn’t get too excited, as Walker is unlikely to be returning to South Yorkshire any time in the near future.
It was only last month that the 29-year-old signed a two-year contract extension. That deal, worth £150,000-a-week according to the Independent, will keep him at the Etihad Stadium until 2024.
By that time Walker will be 34. Who knows, meanwhile, where the Blades will be as they prepare for their first season back in the Premier League in 12 years.
It was only two years ago that BBC Sport reports Walker became the most expensive defender in the world when he joined from Tottenham Hotspur in a £53m deal.
The right-back also said in his interview with Sky Sports that he wanted to win the Champions League before leaving City. Walker remains theirs and England’s first choice in the position.
With all due respect to United, having only just been promoted they are nowhere near close enough to be signing players of that calibre currently.
Sheffield-born Walker is a product of the Blades academy, playing 35 times for the first team. The full-back joined Spurs in 2009 in a joint transfer with Kyle Naughton.