Update 2: Noussair Mazraoui has not asked to leave just yet
Even though Walker’s potential arrival puts him in direct competition with Noussair Mazraoui, the former Ajax right back has not asked to leave just yet:
Kyle Walker is Bayern's replacement for Benjamin Pavard. As for Mazraoui, nothing has changed. Bayern are planning with him. The Moroccan has not asked to leave as of now. Mazraoui is fully integrated in the team and Marco Neppe is in good contact with his agent [@kerry_hau]— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) July 14, 2023
Update: Man City could receive up to 15 million pounds
The fee that the Citizens wanted is exactly what they might get:
Kyle Walker has reached a verbal agreement to join Bayern this summer. A deal is not yet done, with the fee yet to be agreed between the clubs, but a potential move is edging closer. City could expect to receive upwards of £15m (€17.5m) for Walker [@honigstein, @TheAthleticFC] pic.twitter.com/BauJreCuPW— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) July 14, 2023
The contract Bayern offered is expected to run until 2025 with an option to extend to 2026:
Up until today, everything looked as if Kyle Walker would stay at City, and Bayern were skeptical. But this afternoon, Walker told Bayern he accepted their offer (2 years + 1 year optional). Now it's up to clubs to agree a fee, expected to be around €15m + add-ons [@BILD] pic.twitter.com/k4HMnKln6Z— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) July 14, 2023
BREAKING: Bayern have reached a total verbal agreement with Kyle Walker. The Englishman has said yes to Bayern. The club now has to reach an agreement with Manchester City
– Sky’s Florian Plettenberg as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia
That would make the former Tottenham Hotspur player the second Man City outside defender to join Bayern after Joao Cancelo, who spent the second half of the 2022/23 season on loan in Munich.
This is bad news for Noussair Mazraoui, whom many see as a better player and is now on the lookout for a new club. It was previously reported that Bayern won’t let Mazraoui go unless Walker is signed. Now that the 33-year-old could be on his way to Bavaria, Mazraoui’s days are numbered.