Manchester City are prepared to make Kyle Walker the most expensive English player in history with a £50 million transfer, but news of his fee from Tottenham has not gone down well with plenty of football fans on Twitter.
City and Spurs have agreed a £50m fee for the 27-year-old full-back, which would match David Luiz's world-record fee for a defender when he moved from Chelsea to PSG.
The transfer fee involved has shocked many, who have compared it to the world record £89m paid for Paul Pogba as well as England's Gross Domestic Product for the year 1635!
Well, £50m for Kyle Walker. Pogba seems like a bargain in my opinion. Crazy market. — OfficialAgentInsider (@AgentOfficial59) July 13, 2017
Man City have spent the GDP of England in 1635 on Kyle Walker — Duncan Alexander (@oilysailor) July 13, 2017
Trying to work out how Kyle Walker is about to become the most expensive full-back in history with a £50m move to Man City... pic.twitter.com/5gombyQ2JM — TheFootballRepublic (@TheFootballRep) July 13, 2017
There are quite clearly two markets this summer. One for English teams and one for the rest of Europe. Kyle Walker (£50m) vs Bonucci (£35m). — Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) July 13, 2017
Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding: £1.5M
Kyle Walker and John Stones: £105M
I know which one I would prefer. — Lacatoes (@Cechque) July 13, 2017
£50m for Kyle Walker, Levy has played a blinder and pulled Man City's pants down! — Mr DT (@MrDtAFC) July 13, 2017
LOL Pogba starting to look like a bargain now — Son of Zeus (@aaronjohal94) July 13, 2017
£50m for Kyle Walker? This is the transfer window where prices go so far from genuine representation of quality it's frightening. — Jonathan Harding (@JonBloggs66) July 13, 2017
How am I supposed to sleep when I see that Kyle Walker has been valued at €56million. Surely the world ends tonight? — Daragh Small (@daraghs0) July 12, 2017
City expect Walker to be part of their squad when they depart for their pre-season fixtures in the United States on Monday.