Kyle and City Walk on together as England star signs new deal
Kyle Walker has ended speculation about his future by signing a new contract with Manchester City.
With his previous deal set to expire at the end of the season, the England defender appeared to be on the verge of joining Bayern Munich during the summer.
But he was delighted to put pen to paper on a two-year extension after returning from international duty.
Walker, 33, said: "I'm thrilled to sign a new deal. My future is with City and that's the best thing for me.
"I've enjoyed every single moment of the past six years at this fantastic club. I have an amazing coach, great team-mates and staff and our fans are the best. I feel supported on every single level.
"The Treble-winning season is one I will never forget and we're ready to go again and try to win more trophies.
"I'm delighted to continue at a club that competes for trophies every year and I can't wait to see what the next few years bring."
Table-topping City have picked up where they left off last season, with four wins from their opening four Premier League games.
And securing Walker's services until the summer of 2026 will serve as a timely boost ahead of tomorrow's trip to in-form West Ham.
Director of football Txiki Begiristain said: "We are very happy that Kyle will be here until 2026.
"He's an outstanding footballer and his speed, strength and experience make him such an important member of our squad.
"For me, he's the best right-back in the world, a player with a unique set of attributes. He brings a very special dynamic to our team.
"Kyle has been a huge part of our recent success and we are confident that he will help us compete for trophies in the upcoming seasons."
Echoing Begiristain's sentiments, former City defender Micah Richards added: "I just think he's the complete full-back. I think he's the greatest ever Englishman [to play on the] right side.
"I think he's now surpassed Gary Neville. He's won all the trophies. He's won the Treble. Kyle could play in any era."