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Tottenham: Turning Trippier in for £25m could be Lilywhites’ first summer masterstroke

Tottenham: Turning Trippier in for £25m could be Lilywhites’ first summer masterstroke

It’s not hard to argue that Kieran Trippier has been woeful throughout most of the 2018/19 season, and the fans would likely tell you it’s a good time for Spurs to offload him now.

After his abysmal season, it wouldn’t come as too much of a shock if there was little interest in the former Burnley assist-machine. However, that hasn’t been the case, and now ‘The Bury Beckham’ as he was dubbed after his 2018 World Cup heroics, could be set to sign for Juventus for a fee of £25 million, according to The Telegraph.

It might be true that £25 million doesn’t get you very far anymore in today’s market, but where else will you find a club willing to splash that sort of money on a 28-year-old defender coming off of his worst season in recent memory that ended in being dropped by England for the UEFA Nations League, BBC.

We don’t yet know what will happen with Serge Aurier at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, but let’s deal with one calamitous right-back at a time and stick to Trippier, who almost certainly has to go. Full-backs will need to be brought into North London, and with the money coming in from Trippier’s potential Juve exit it will be a lot easier to splash on a new right-sided defender.

If you need proof of how poor he has been for the Lilywhites this season you need only look to his horror moments against Chelsea, Crystal Palace and even Ajax in that famous win when he cost the Lilywhites big moments. It also hasn’t helped that the defender, after chipping in nine assists in the 2017/18 campaign, managed to make four less as his form has taken a massive hit.

If they can command such a fee, it’s time to sell up.

Tottenham fans, would you be happy to see Trippier leave for £25 million? Let us know and comment below!

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