A highly rated defender with a long throw, Kyle Walker was snapped up by Tottenham as a 19 year old for a large fee in a combined deal for him and team-mate Kyle Naughton from Sheffield United, where he started as a seven year old.
Starting in the Sheffield United team only seven times before Spurs snapped him up, Kyle as many times for Northampton Town, who he was on loan with in 2008.
Nominally a right back, but with the ability to play as a central defender, Walker was immediately loaned back to the Blades for the rest of the 2009-10 season, but he was called back to White Hart Lane in January and played a couple of times in the first team, showing a good turn of pace and a willingness to get forward, as well as an ability to tackle and defend solidly.
Harry Redknapp was still keen for Walker to go out on loan to gain more first team experience, Neil Warnock wanted his former protégé at Loftus Road. Following an impressive loan spell at Queens Park Rangers from the start of the 2010-11 season to the end of the year, Kyle left the R's at the top of the Championship to return to White Hart Lane, but barely had time to put his bags down before he was off out on loan again, this time to fellow Premier League side Aston Villa, who were struggling at the wrong end of the table.
He scored within nine minutes of the start of his debut in the FA Cup away to his old club Sheffield United and went on to have a storming season with the Villains, ending the season in the England Under-21 side playing in the European Championships in Denmark, having been called up in the England senior squad a couple of times during the season.
Tall, with a strong physique and very quick, Kyle is an attacking full-back, who appears to have a good future ahead of him and despite the transfer speculation that surrounded him, the youngster returned to White Hart Lane and made himself a regular selection in the first team at right back in the 2011-12 season, winning favour with the fans for scoring the winning goal against Arsenal at the Lane and with Fabio Capello, winning his first cap for the senior side as a sub in the friendly at Wembley against Spain in November.
Voted the PFA Young Player of the Year in 2012, his season was on an upward curve, but a late broken tow threatened his participation in Euro 2012.