Kyle Walker is reportedly the subject of interest at the moment for Antonio Conte. It is reported that the Italian has been impressed with Kyle’s defensive style and techniques and would like to bolster his defence further with the English International.
Walker has impressed fans and experts alike with his performance down the right flank, working tirelessly for the team and it would pain many Spurs fans to see him leave the White Hart Lane.
Nonetheless, the English international is tied to his present employer till 2019. With two years left on his current contract, Spurs would like to extract as much as they can, if the player pushes for a transfer in the summer.
The Spurs are set to have put up a £40m price tag on their star defender which would make it a tough bargain for even Chelsea.
Kyle Walker – Stats
The player has made 33 appearances for Spurs accumulating an astounding 2701 minutes.
With a pass success of 80% and 5 assists to his name, it is clear that the Spurs man possess the required calmness, composure and vision that is much sought in a defender.
The English International has contributed an astounding 39 key passes along with 38 interceptions, showing that he has the right mixture of creativity and vision in both offence and defence.
Walker also has an amazing tackle success of 71% which shows the English man does not shy away from lunging in now and then. (Source Via WhoScored)
What’ll he bring to the Club?
With a solid right foot and magnificent pace, he would bring deadly speed and resilience on the wing.
The Spurs’ defender is also good in air winning 68% of the aerial duels. His prowess in intercepting opposition’s pass and creating chances up front are also a well-known fact. (Source Via WhoScored)
Walker has already played a key role in Tottenham’s resurgence as one of the Top 4 teams in the league for the past couple of seasons.
And with Victor Moses and Kyle Walker vying for the starting place in the wing back position, it would bring out the best in both of them.
It is safe to say that he would not only better but also bolster Chelsea.
Worth the Money?
Valued at £40m, it might be a little too high but his impeccable form does present a tough argument in favour of it.
But with Moses already establishing himself as a key figure, it would be tough for the £40m man to get enough game time on the pitch, which means it would be a huge wastage of investment.
It does seem highly unlikely for Chelsea to procure Walker for such price but only time will reveal what plan Conte has saved up in his sleeve.