Manchester City’s Kyle Walker Open to Saudi Arabia Transfer Amidst Financial Attraction

Manchester City full-back Kyle Walker has hinted at the possibility of following in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo by considering a move to the Saudi Pro League, attracted by the lucrative contracts offered in the Middle East.

Walker acknowledged the significant financial incentives drawing top players to clubs in Saudi Arabia, including former City teammates Riyad Mahrez and Aymeric Laporte. While emphasizing his admiration for the Premier League, Walker refused to rule out the prospect of a transfer to Saudi Arabia, noting the league’s potential for growth with high-profile signings.

Speaking on the FIVE podcast, Walker stated, “I’ll never say never. The money that they’re paying and everything is obviously a massive factor in why they’re going out there. Ronaldo opened the pathway for everyone to go there.”

Despite the allure of Saudi Arabia, the 33-year-old expressed his commitment to City, having signed a contract extension until 2026. He also revealed his desire to conclude his playing career at Sheffield United, where he began his professional journey.

Preferring to maintain his performance at the highest level, Walker aims to contribute to City’s continued success under manager Pep Guardiola.

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