‘It’s an honour to wear the captain’s armband’ says Walker

Kyle Walker says it is an honour each and every time he captains Manchester City.

The England star, fresh from penning a new two-year extension that now runs to 2026, says he just has to remember the players who have skippered the Club in the past to understand what a privilege it is. 

As one of City’s most senior professionals, Walker has been the team's captain in the early weeks of the season ahead of a team vote for a new permanent skipper – and he says he couldn’t be prouder to accept the role whenever given the opportunity.


“It's an honour,” said Walker. 

“To wear the armband that some of the players in the past have worn such as David Silva, Vincent Kompany and Sergio Aguero, is incredible. 

“And off the back of a Treble-winning season, to then go and captain the Club for the first time and win the Super Cup, I have to admit, I felt very proud of myself.  

“But the vote is going to come in and the lads will determine who they want to be their captain for the foreseeable season.  

“And I wish whoever it is, all the success -hopefully it's me, but we'll see what happens.” 

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