Fowler wrote for the Mirror: "It is intriguing because Tottenham have title aspirations, big aspirations, and yet they are prepared to make City better on the surface of it.
"Walker is a good player, no doubt, but maybe Pochettino believes Kieran Trippier is the better bet. He came on a lot last season and got into the England team. He is also a bit younger.
"I suppose the £50m will enable them to strengthen their side in other areas where it's needed more. Tottenham are the only Premier League team not to make a signing yet, but I would be amazed if they didn't bring in some significant signings.
"They have been thereabouts the last two years and they have a quality manager who the players seem to rate, even rave about. That makes them play for him, lifts them up a level and I think they have the basis of a squad that will be around the top four again.
"But they have actually made a couple of questionable signings in recent years."