Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola shares Kyle Walker transfer update amid Bayern Munich interest

Manchester City will “fight” to keep Kyle Walker from joining Bayern Munich, says Pep Guardiola, who defined the defender as a key player for the club.

Walker came in as a substitute in City’s historic treble Champions League final last month and the German champions want to bring him to Munich.

However, Guardiola said the 33-year-old was “an incredibly important player for us” ahead of City’s match against Bayern on Wednesday in Tokyo.

Guardiola told reporters that Walker has incredible qualities that are quite rare to find in the world. “I know we are in touch, both clubs.” He added, “We will fight for him, like I’m pretty sure Bayern (will). I don’t know how it is going to finish.”

When asked if Walker will be picked for the game against Bayern, Guardiola responded, “of course, he’s our player”. “We need the best players,” he said. He added, “He’s our player and we hope he’s going to stay all the season with us, so why should he not play?”

Following their match against Bayern Munich in Tokyo on Wednesday, they will travel to Seoul to face Atletico Madrid.

Following the match against City, Bayern will play J-League side Kawasaki Frontale in Tokyo on Saturday before travelling to Singapore to face Liverpool.

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