According to an interview he has done with The Times, former Tottenham Hotspur star Kyle Walker has spoken out about his summer exit and says he ‘sometimes feels like crying’ when he thinks about leaving the north London outfit for Manchester City.
The England international joined the Citizens for an initial £45m fee – which could rise to £50m with add-ons – in July in a move that angered a lot of Spurs supporters after he previously claimed he was “Tottenham ’til I die”.
The 27-year-old had been with the north London outfit for eight years following a move from boyhood club Sheffield United, but it became clear towards the end of last season that his time with Tottenham could be coming to an end when his head had been turned after he was linked with a move away, and when Kieran Trippier was preferred in some important fixtures for the club.
Walker told The Times: “Not starting against Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final or the last North London derby at White Hart Lane or the last game there, against Manchester United, having been there for eight years, that hurt.
“Sometimes I feel like crying when I think about it — that I spent eight years there and I’ll never see that place again. It hurts.”
Despite picking up a red card against Everton in the Premier League, Walker has made a positive start to his City career and Tottenham appear to have moved on as well, with Serge Aurier already appearing to be a fans’ favourite following his summer move from Paris Saint-Germain.