Kyle Walker spoke to the Express & Star yesterday, confirming that he is unsure of where his future lies in the long term having enjoyed his loan spell at Aston Villa. Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has made it clear that he wants Walker to push for a place at Spurs next season, having impressed at Villa Park, but the 20-year-old wouldn’t rule out a permanent move if he is unable to get regular action at White Hart Lane next term. When asked about his future he stated;
“That’s really not up to me. That’s really for the two clubs to decide. I’m just happy playing football.
“I’ve enjoyed my time here. Whatever the two managers decide to do, that’s up to them.
“If the gaffer down there tells me I’ve got to go and play there, he’s my gaffer and I’ve got to go and play there. It’s his word.”
“It’s a difficult one. I want to play for Tottenham because I wouldn’t have signed there if I didn’t think I could play there.
“Also I want to play football so – I just don’t know. I’m just going to have to wait until the summer and see what the two managers decide.
“I just want to play football. If I’m playing football, that’s all I’m bothered about. I don’t mind if it’s Villa or Tottenham or whoever else.
“Football’s a mad game, you never know what’s going to happen.”
It has been suggested that Walker is keen on a switch in order to be closer to his family in Sheffield, whom he visits on a regular basis, and the full-back has built up good relationships with the likes of fellow England Under-21 international Marc Albrighton during his time at the club.
It’s been great. Everyone’s been welcoming. Birmingham’s a good city and it’s only an hour away from my hometown of Sheffield so it’s good.
“To be fair, this is my first full season as I was saying to some of the lads. I went to Sheffield United and got called back when I was at Tottenham and I only played two games for Tottenham but I did learn a lot down there.
“Playing week in, week out is the only way you can learn and improve, that and training with the kind of players that Villa have got.
“So I’m just grateful to Villa for giving me the opportunity to do it.”
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