Pep Guardiola, manager of Manchester City, embraces Kyle Walker after a dinner where he may have persuaded him to stay at the club.
On Friday night, the couple dined for two and a half hours at Manchester’s fancy Japanese restaurant MUSU.
Pep Guardiola shared an embrace with Man City star Kyle Walker after a long dinner togetherCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke
Walker’s future at City has been in doubt amid interest from Bayern MunichCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke
Their encounter took place amid talk that England defender Walker, could quit Pep’s Treble winners for German powerhouse Bayern Munich this summer.
City have offered Walker a new contract, and Pep has stated that he wants the right-back to continue at the club this season.
Hours before their dinner, Pep said of Walker and team-mate Bernardo Silva: “They are so important to us.
“We want them and will do everything.
“Replacing these two would be so difficult.”
Walker staying was likely a hot topic over dinner with his 52-year-old gaffer.
The pair hugged as they left and Pep whizzed off on his £5,000 Pinarello racing bike – which had been guarded by a waiter.
City are in action today against Arsenal at Wembley in the Community Shield.
City boss Guardiola left the restaurant by bike after his meeting with WalkerCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke