In Focus: Spurs must resist rival attempts to sign Kyle Walker

As reported by The Telegraph, Tottenham Hotspur are facing a fight to hold on to one of their top performers this season; Kyle Walker.

What’s the story?

Walker has been a huge part of Spurs’ success this season, often a key attacking outlet on the right hand flank, as well as offering significant defensive stability.

That form has attracted the attention of Manchester City, according to The Telegraph, who say that City are confident of landing their man this summer.

The Citizens believe that Mauricio Pochettino may be tempted to cash in on the right-back and despite Daniel Levy’s preference to sell him abroad, are ready to offer Walker a significant increase on his current wage at White Hart Lane, say the paper.

Is it the right time to sell the defender?

Too good to leave

With 36 appearances for Pochettino’s side this season, it’s clear Walker is a massive part of the current set-up at Spurs and we reckon in order to continue their progress, they need to keep the vast majority of the current XI intact. Spurs should be looking to add to the existing spine of the team, not take away from it.

There’s the theory that you should maximise your assets and reinvest but in Walker they have a player at his peak who you’d fancy to have another storming season next year.

Pochettino will need a deep squad next season if his side are to compete in the league and in Europe and holding on to the likes of the England international will be key.

Even if they do sell, doing so to one of their rivals in the Premier League would be a silly move. He’s too good to have him help out the likes of Manchester City.