After a summer of uncertainty regarding Kyle Walker’s continuation at Manchester City, the European Champions finally announced the right back’s contract extension till 2026.
However, the announcement wasn’t a regular one, as Man City’s marketing team decided to use a famous The Wolf of Wall Street scene featuring Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort, something that has backfired big time.
Kyle Walker was constantly linked with a move to Bayern Munich, and everybody thought he would follow in the footsteps of his national team captain, Harry Kane.
The rumor of this potential transfer germinated as Kyle Walker constantly found himself on the bench during City’s matches last season, as Guardiola preferred a back three of Ake, Akanji, and Ruben Dias in his new 3-2-4-1 formation.
Guardiola himself said that Kyle Walker was unable to play as an inverted wingback, something John Stone mastered effortlessly.
As Nathan Ake faced an injury, the 33-year-old started in crucial matches, like the semi-final against Real Madrid, keeping the likes of Vinicius Junior quiet. However, the treble winner again found himself on the bench when City faced Inter in the Champions League Final, as Ake returned from injury.
Luckily for Cityzens, Kyle Walker isn’t going anywhere as he has announced his contract extension in style.
Manchester City decided to break the news by using the blueprint of a famous scene from the movie, the Wolf of Wall Street by fusing it with last season’s footage of City players celebrating when they found out that they had won the Premier League as Arsenal lost to Nottingham Forest.
However, rival fan bases are insinuating the obvious, as in the movie, the main protagonist, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, is a stockbroker who uses deceitful techniques to build an institution.
It’s not a secret that Manchester City is facing some serious allegations.
The Premier League has accused Manchester City of breaking financial fair play rules around 100 times from 2009 to 2018.
One of the issue revolves around the club not fully disclosing the money paid to one of their managers over four years. It’s believed there may have been a hidden contract, resulting in the manager being paid more than officially reported.
Additionally, the Premier League claims that Manchester City didn’t follow UEFA’s financial fair play rules for five years. They’re also accused of not fully cooperating with the Premier League’s investigation.
Consequently, what was supposed to be a piece of happy news for City fans has resulted in another episode of banter, and Sky Blue fans are at the receiving end of it.