Man City star ‘wants to go back’ to Sheff Utd one day

Date published: Monday 29th November 2021 3:49 - Jason Soutar

Current Man City right-back during his time at Sheffield United

Man City right-back Kyle Walker has revealed his desire to return to Sheffield United before he retires.

The Sheffield-born 31-year-old came through the academy at Bramall Lane, making 35 appearances for the first team during his 12 years with the Yorkshire club.

He moved to Tottenham in 2009 for around £5million, going back on loan to the Blades a few weeks later.


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Walker also spent time on loan with Aston Villa and Queens Park Rangers before becoming first-choice right-back at White Hart Lane.

He has also been a mainstay in the England squad for years and was one of Gareth Southgate’s best performers at Euro 2020 as the Three Lions reached the final of the competition.

Man City paid £50m to sign Walker in 2017 and despite question marks being raised over the fee at the time, he has justified his hefty price in recent seasons.

The England defender has recently discussed his future aspirations, revealing that he wants a return to Sheff Utd before he hangs up his boots.

“I’ll go until my legs don’t want to go,” Walker told BBC’s Friday Football Social podcast. “Until they go I’ll keep running.

“I made it very clear I want to go back and play for Sheffield United.

“I started there, played there from when I was six or seven years old.

“If I am dropping down and it is becoming a burden, obviously not. But as long as I am still enjoying it, I’ll keep doing it,” Walker added.

Elsewhere, former Man Utd midfielder Paul Scholes has suggested a couple of changes for their next match against Arsenal on Thursday.

Temporary boss Michael Carrick dropped Cristiano Ronaldo to the bench for their trip to Chelsea with the Portugal international subbed on with 26 minutes to go.

And Scholes reckons Man Utd should play Ronaldo in their next match with two in midfield rather than the three they played against Thomas Tuchel’s outfit.

“[I’d] play a centre forward for a start,” Scholes told Premier League Productions.

“Cristiano will play. The two wide players [Sancho and Rashford] will probably play. Possibly play two midfield players instead of three of them, be more attacking.

“Arsenal are nowhere near the quality of Chelsea, nowhere near Liverpool, Manchester City.”

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