After Declan Rice’s failed transfer, Thomas Tuchel seems to have found a new dream player in the Premier League in Kyle Walker. The Munich head coach is considered the driver of a possible move to Bayern. According to reports, Bayern should be ready to pay 30 million euros for the defensive all-rounder.
Even if Bayern’s interest in Kyle Walker came as a surprise to many, Thomas Tuchel seems to have been working on signing the 33-year-old for some time. As reported by “Bild”, the Bayern coach personally contacted the England star in April after the Champions League duel against Manchester City.
The 49-year-old wanted to find out to what extent Walker would be open to a move to the German record champions.
Walker is negotiating with Bayern and Man City
As “Sky” reporter Florian Plettenberg reports, the right-back can very well imagine playing for Bayern in the coming season. Due to the fact that Benjamin Pavard wants to leave the club in the summer, the Munich team has a great need in the back right.
According to Plettenberg, negotiations between Walker and Bayern are in full swing. Accordingly, one wants to reach a quick verbal agreement with the player side.
The problem: a contract extension with the Sky Blues is not yet off the table. Walker’s contract with the Champions League winner runs until 2024.
In England, reports are circulating that the club and the players are holding concrete contract talks. According to Plettenberg, this could also be an attempt by the Citizens to increase the fee for Walker.
How much the Bavarians, especially Tuchel, want Walker can be seen from the willingness of the Munich team to pay. According to “Sky” information, FC Bayern is willing to pay a fee of up to 30 million euros including bonus payments for the defender. In view of its current market value, which “Transfermarkt” estimates at 15 million euros, that would be a proud price .