Manchester City star Kyle Walker wants to return to play for Sheffield United
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Manchester City star Kyle Walker wants to return to play for Sheffield United

Manchester City defender Kyle Walker says he wants to come back and play for Sheffield United.

Walker is a youth product of the Blades, playing 35 times for the club before being signed by Tottenham Hotspur in 2009.

The right-back was later a £45m (BBC) purchase for Manchester City in the summer of 2017. That same season Walker won the Premier League title with them.

The 28-year-old is also a key player for England and to date has 46 caps for his country.

Yet despite all his achievements Walker has never forgotten his roots. The full-back can often be seen back at Bramall Lane watching his boyhood team in action when his schedule allows.


And now Chris Wilder has guided the Blades back to England’s top flight for the first time in 12 years, Walker is looking ahead to when he can come back.

“I started there so I’d like to finish there,” the England international told The Sun.

“I don’t know if they would want me or not – but we will see.

“Even if I just do a year there and hopefully pass on my knowledge of football to the youngsters coming through.”

Former Blades

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There are a number of former United academy products currently playing in the Premier League. Everton captain Phil Jagielka has played for the Toffees ever since the Blades were relegated back in 2007.

Jagielka is out of contract this summer and many fans would like to see him back in South Yorkshire one final time. Dominic Calvert-Lewin is also at Goodison Park after coming through the ranks at Bramall Lane.

Then there is Harry Maguire at Leicester City. The centre-back is another firmly established England player for Gareth Southgate.

Elsewhere, the Telegraph reports that another United product, Che Adams, is a target for Burnley, Crystal Palace and Southampton after scoring 22 Championship goals this season.

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