Manchester City defender now set to stay despite Bayern interest

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Manchester City came out losers in the FA Community Shield, but there’s no reason to believe they won’t be crowned Premier League champions again. Some good news has come down the pipeline recently for City fans, as The Top Flight has covered, Manchester City looks set to keep midfielder Bernardo Silva and is offering him a new contract. New reports now suggest that Silva is not the only Manchester City player that the club now are looking to re-sign.

Manchester City send a contract offer to Kyle Walker

Earlier in the transfer window, it looked as if Manchester City were preparing for life after Kyle Walker. As The Top Flight had covered, the English defender was subject to strong interest from Bayern Munich, and at one point, it looked almost inevitable he would leave for Germany. Now, Fabrizio Romano reports that Kyle Walker is tempted by Manchester City’s contract offer that was sent to the player very recently. Romano believes that Walker is very close to a return, and an acceptance of the contract is almost certain at this point.

It is very common for both players and teams to seat deadlines on moves for the beginning of the season. If a player doesn’t get the move before the first game, then they decide they will stay. This, of course, is not the case in a lot of situations, but it could be for this one.

Walker was still a very important player for Manchester City last season. He went the full 90 minutes in the Community Shield for Pep Guardiola. Kyle started 22 matches in the Premier League last season, both as a centre-back and right-back. He can continue to provide a veteran presence on the backline for City and be a mentor for young fullback Rico Lewis. 7 seasons in Manchester, Kyle Walker is on the brink of continuing his legacy at the club.