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Kyle Walker speaks out on failed Bayern move

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Kyle Walker has spoken out about Bayern's interest in him over the summer.
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Manchester City defender Kyle Walker has admitted that he came close to joining Bayern Munich in the summer.

In an interview with BBC Sport, the 33-year-old reflects on the move that almost happened.

"Decisions can be made, things can turn," Walker said and added:

"It was close but in football things can happen. It wasn't meant to be.

"Would I have enjoyed the experience? Of course I would, but this is a great club and you can't underestimate what this club has done in the last six or seven years."

With one year remaining on his Man City contract, Walker received an offer from Bayern before the English champions reportedly tabled a two-year contract extension offer.

"Why should I walk away if I am going to get enough game time that's right for me? That is all I want," said Walker.

"It was about who gave me the most years. It wasn't like I was going to a worse club because Bayern Munich is a massive club and seeing what Harry [Kane] is doing there and will do, it wasn't a step down.

"In the back of my head I always wanted to play for Manchester City but I had to do what was right for me and my future. It was just about which club gave me the years in my contract to play football at the highest level."

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