Chelsea face competition for flying wide man

With more money sloshing around the football industry than ever before there are going to be some serious transfer scrambles this summer. And one of the most fierce looks as if it could be for the services of Tottenham right back Kyle Walker.

There is seldom smoke without fire in the transfer market and Walker appears destined to leave the North London club this summer in search of even greater riches and serial silverware. Not that he wouldn’t get that at Spurs who appear to be one of the teams on the up in the Premier league. But the allure of working at Chelsea or Manchester City under two of the greatest managers in the modern game may have turned his head.

And latest reports suggest Chelsea have joined the queue for the services of the England international.

British media outlet, The Sun, reports:

Chelsea and Bayern Munich join race to sign £40million Kyle Walker from Tottenham
Manchester City were leading the race for the England defender but now face stiff competition

The 26-year-old England international has played 25 times for his country since his debut in 2011. He has always had great raw materials but over the last year or so he’s come on noticeably and seems to tick all the boxes now for a modern Premier League fullback.

Walker has played 222 times and scored four goals for Tottenham since he joined the club eight seasons ago. He’s been an excellent servant and so there wouldn’t be too much malice if he did decide to move on to pastures new. And he would be the perfect player for the Chelsea template under Antonio Conte. Conte loves hard running wingbacks who love to push on and be as dangerous in attack as they are in defence. And who better for this role than Kyle Walker.