Kyle Walker has revealed that he was ‘close’ to a move to Bayern Munich this summer, before deciding to sign a new contract at Manchester City.
Walker was subject of an approach from Bayern during the summer transfer window, but has instead decided to recommit his future to City with a contract extension at the Etihad.
The 33-year-old has opened up on his decision to pen a new deal and revealed he came close to joining England teammate Harry Kane at the Bundesliga champions.
“It was close but in football things can happen,” Walker said, as per Sky Sports.
“Decisions can be made, things can turn. It wasn’t meant to be.
“Would I have enjoyed the experience? Of course I would, but this is a great club and you can’t underestimate what this club has done in the last six or seven years.
“Why should I walk away if I am going to get enough game time that’s right for me? That is all I want.
“It was about who gave me the most years. It wasn’t like I was going to a worse club because Bayern Munich is a massive club and seeing what Harry (Kane) is doing there and will do, it wasn’t a step down.
“In the back of my head I always wanted to play for Manchester City but I had to do what was right for me and my future. It was just about which club gave me the years in my contract to play football at the highest level.”
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