England full-back Kyle Walker has signed a new two-year contract extension to stay at Manchester City until 2026.
Walker, 33, had joined the club in 2017 and was entering the final year of his previous contract – the custom at City is usually to offer no more than a year extension.
He had been heavily linked with Bayern Munich during the summer but City boss Pep Guardiola pulled out all the stops to keep the unique full back at the club after the high profile senior departures of Ilkay Gundogan, Riyad Mahrez, Aymeric Laporte, Joao Cancelo (on loan) this summer.
His unique pace was vital in combating Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior during City’s Champions League campaign last season.
The England international was named in the UEFA Champions League team of the season as the club won their first Champions League title.
At the same time Walker help the club lift his fifth Premier League title and his second FA Cup to complete a unique Treble-winning 2022/2023 campaign.
Walker said: “I’m thrilled to sign a new deal. My future is with Manchester City and that is 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 am 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.”
Director of Football Txiki Begiristain added: “We are very happy that Kyle will be here until 2026.
“He is an outstanding footballer and his speed, strength and experience make him such an important member of our squad.
“For me, he is the best right-back in the world, a player with a unique set of attributes.
“He brings a very special dynamic to our team.”