Kieran Trippier has reignited his career with Atletico Madrid as he appears to be on course to win La Liga under Diego Simeone, however, Marcus Bent, who only cost Everton £450,ooo in 2004, has exclusively told The Transfer Tavern that the England international would not start for Everton.
Having earned his big-money move to Tottenham Hotspur from Burnley in 2015, Trippier only enhanced his reputation during the 2018 World Cup but his club form saw him out of favour at Spurs, thus getting a move away to the Spanish capital.
Would Trippier start for Everton?
As Seamus Coleman appears to creep closer to retiring, there have been rumours of Everton looking to make a move for Trippier this summer as there is no natural replacement at the club to take over the reins when Coleman calls it a day.
Coleman has been with Everton since he signed from Sligo Rovers in 2009 for just £63,000 but he won’t be able to start regularly forever, and Trippier could be the ideal player to come in and give the Everton skipper that rest he needs every so often.
Bent spoke exclusively to The Transfer Tavern: “The only problem with that is if Trippier came in he probably wouldn’t be guaranteed a starting place because Coleman is doing brilliant and he is good on and off the pitch for the club, but they know he won’t be able to keep going forever.
“It’s about finding that halfway line where you can bring in a talented player that does expect to play but not every week.”
Since joining Atletico Madrid in 2019, Trippier is still yet to win his first piece of silverware but that seems to be edging closer as they are in pole position to beat Barcelona and Real Madrid to their first league title in seven years.
Everton had this same situation two years ago when Leighton Baines decided it was time to hang up his boots and they brought in Lucas Digne who has been able to step into Baines’ role perfectly with his excellent delivery from out wide and set pieces.
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