MN: Why Milan are unlikely to try sign Man City defender despite his qualities

By Oliver Fisher -

A couple of sources in England have reported that AC Milan have an interest in signing Kyle Walker from Manchester City, but a report has pumped the brakes on those rumours.

As MilanNews report, Milan are waiting to see how the current campaign will end with a Champions League semi-final against Inter to come and a battle for the top four to secure qualification for next season’s edition.

The report cites The Times as stating that Milan have an interest in Kyle Walker, whose contract with City is due to expire in 2024 and he has not yet started talks with his current club to talk about the extension.

There is the possibility of welcoming the Englishman to compete with Davide Calabria for the right-back role and thus having two reliable full-backs given Alessandro Florenzi’s issues, but Walker can also play centre-back.

On a technical level, Walker is a profile that is certainly ‘Milan-worthy’ from all points of view because he has quality, charisma and international experience, so much so that for several years he was one of the best right-backs around.

However, MilanNews state that he is not a player who fits RedBird Capital’s parameters for Milan’s project. Walker is in fact a player whose performance is declining given he is 32 years old, and he has a salary that is currently over €9m per season gross.

For this reason – barring sensational surprises – the rumours coming from England regarding a concrete move for Walker are destined to remain only that.

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