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Kyle Walker is now the world's most expensive defender as Manchester City pays £54m for him

Kyle Walker is, by popular consent, nobody’s idea of the world’s best defender. When Danny Rose was fit, Walker probably wasn’t even the best full back at Tottenham. Nor is he the finest footballer this country has produced. Walker wouldn’t make the top 500 on most lists and, in previous eras, wouldn’t have been England’s regular right back. He wouldn’t have got in ahead of Gary Neville or Phil Neal in recent years, that’s for certain.
Kyle Walker is the most expensive defender in the world after his move to Manchester City

His transfer fee, however, suggests greatness. Unsurprisingly, then, his £54million transfer to Manchester City is being interpreted as a sign of the madness at the heart of the English game.
There is another way of looking at it.

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