'One of the greatest signings in modern history': Richards makes claim about player Tottenham sold in 2017
BBC pundit Micah Richards has claimed that Kyle Walker’s move from Tottenham Hotspur to Manchester City in 2017 made him one of the club’s ‘greatest signings in modern history’.
The rapid full-back has been one of the best in the Premier League for a few years now. He was unbelievable for Tottenham when he was at the club and he has improved tremendously under Pep Guardiola at City over the last few years as well.
Richards, who knows a thing or two about being a right-back, was asked about Walker’s performance against Liverpool on The Monday Night Club on BBC 5 Live Sport yesterday.
The Englishman had nothing but good things to say about the Manchester City man.
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Micah Richards: Kyle Walker is one of the greatest signings in City’s modern history
The ex-Manchester City man said: “I think Kyle Walker, you know what I admire most about him, every season he’s been questioned, but he just seems to improve.
“In his game, concentration at times (is a weakness) and when you’re that quick, sometimes you take more risks.
“In terms of delivery of the ball, I don’t think he’s as good as Trent, but if you’re talking about the whole combination, everything in his game, I can’t really pick many full-backs (ahead of him). He’s so consistent, year after year he puts in great performances.
“He’s been one of the greatest signings for City in modern history, just because he’s rarely injured and always performs.”
Tottenham never really stood a chance when Manchester City came calling for Kyle Walker. Daniel Levy did well to get £45 million for him (BBC), but you can’t help but wonder how good he’d be if he was still at Spurs.
If you had to point at a weak spot in Antonio Conte’s side at the moment, it would be their right wing-back. Matt Doherty has done well recently but Emerson Royal, as high as his potential is, hasn’t really done enough.
If a player as good as Walker was at Conte’s disposal at Tottenham, Spurs’ right-hand side would arguably be the most dangerous one in the Premier League.
City have him now and he’s been brilliant for them. Calling him ‘one of the greatest signings’ in the club’s modern history may just be a bit of a stretch, but he has surely been a fabulous addition, nobody can deny that.
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