England international Kyle Walker's exit from Tottenham Hotspur to Manchester City has not gone down well with his team mates, at least with Kenyan international Victor Wanyama, who didn't need a second invitation to unfollow him on Instagram moments after sealing a record £50m transfer for a defender.
Walker joins an elite list of expensive defenders having tied on transfer fees with David Luiz who PSG bought from Chelsea and John Stones who City bought from Everton both on a fee of £50m.
It is reported that Walker had a fall out with Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, which had him warm the bench at White Hart Lane playing second fiddle to Kieran Trippier.
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Wanyama's move to unfollow his team mate for the last one year sent Spurs fans into a frenzy, translating it as a passionate act and a sign of loyalty to the North London based outfit.
@RickSpur tweeted: "Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama yesterday unfollowed Kyle Walker on Instagram. This man is so fully “COYS” it’s simply unreal." And @tom_spur added "I'm buzzing at Wanyama unfollowing Walker on Instagram. He deserves a statue at the new Lane. What a legend he'll be".
These days long serving players are a rare gem in the world of football with crazy transfer deals leading to footballers switching allegiance to other clubs not to mention rivals. No Spurs player wished Walker good luck with his new team as is usually the case when footballers make a switch to another club.
@HamidTHFC tweeted "Wanyama unfollowed Walker on instagram yesssss champion mentality."
Interestingly the man who made Walker sit on the sidelines, Kieran Trippier left Manchester City in 2012 on a free transfer to join Burnley. The 26 year old captained the 2008 City’s FA Youth Cup-winning team after joining the club when he was nine.
Tottenham are already in the market to look for new right backs and are set to sign Ricardo Perreira from Porto who had a highly successful loan stint at French club Nice. Tottenham are yet to sign any big name player and this has largely been blamed on the fact that they are building a new stadium and funds are directed towards making it ready for the 2018/2019 season.
Spurs will play their home games at the Wembley Stadium this season.