Guardiola launches generation change?

Guardiola launches generation change?

Manchester City and England right-back Kyle Walker has been targeted by AC Milan! Thus, the Rossoneri will try to reinforce their squad, and the Cityzens will try to get rid of the 32-year-old football player who has lost his place in the starting line-up.

Kyle Walker is a true Premier League legend. He gave six years to Tottenham and the same to Manchester City, playing a total of 337 matches for them in the Premier League alone. As part of the Cityzens, the Englishman became the champion of the country four times and for a long time played an important role in the tactical constructions of Josep Guardiola. Kyle did not have high performance, but his speed stats were more than enough for reliable defense.

However, with age, Walker finds it increasingly difficult to adhere to the requirements of the head coach, so for the second year in a row he appears less and less on the pitch. And this despite the absence of any serious damage. Let us remind you that Kyle's contract with City expires in the summer of 2024 - now is just the best time to say goodbye to the football player not for free.

Nobody is going to throw out Walker so easily, but lately Milan have been eyeing him, who are gradually regaining their former greatness. Last year, the Rossoneri got the first Scudetto in 11 years, and this year they claim to get into the Champions League final! A fairly young team with several venerable leaders has gathered at San Siro, so Kyle Walker will almost certainly fit into it harmoniously.

It should be noted that the Milanese have no problems with the center of defense and the left wing, while everything is not so simple on the right. Now there are 22-year-old Dest, who wore out very quickly after a breakthrough at a young age, and 26-year-old Calabria is an intelligent, but not world-class football player. To successfully fight on several fronts at once, such a selection of performers is hardly enough. If Walker agrees to a small pay cut, subject to stable game practice, then the Rossoneri will only benefit from this.

We won’t be surprised if not only Kyle Walker, but also several other older City players leave the ranks of Manchester City next summer. At Etihad, Guardiola is clearly building a new team, and the veterans, for all their merits, are forced to look for a new home. In this context, the likely alliance of 32-year-old Walker and Milan looks very promising.