Manchester City has announced the signing of Kyle Walker from Tottenham for £45 million.

The English defender’s transfer puts him ahead of Raheem Sterling in the most expensive English transfer list and just one spot behind John Stone who cost 47.5 million pounds when he moved from Everton last season.

Kyle Walker has spent 8 seasons with Tottenham Hotspurs and has been one of the top targets of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola who released his only right back players, Zabaleta, Clichy and Sagan this summer.

Replacement for Dani Alves

This comes after City lost out in the race to sign Dani Alves from Juventus as the Brazilian opted for PSG instead. But with the signing of Kyle Walker, the club now has an adequate replacement in place before embarking on the United States tour.

“I am happy to sign for Manchester City and i want to get started right away”, Walker said in his interview with the club’s official website.

“Pep Guardiola is a manager that i respect in the world and I know he will help become better”.

Kyle Walker is the third high profile player to sign for Manchester City this summer following the signings of Bernardo Silvia and Ederson. The club is also linked to Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez and Monaco’s Benjamin Mendy.