Dream come true: Kieran Trippier a target for Napoli, this summer.
As per Sky Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio, Napoli are chasing Tottenham and England defender Kieran Trippier as their next right-back, but their initial bid for the player did not meet Spurs’ notoriously high demands.
Daniel Levy and company saw Trippier come into his own at the World Cup with England last summer, which followed an already impressive season filling in for the departed Kyle Walker, who joined Manchester City in 2017.
However, the Englishman has not quite hit the right notes this season and has been widely criticised for his abysmal defensive efforts and very limited attacking input, which is usually his one saving grace.
Not that this has stopped interest flooding in, with reports from Italy suggesting that Napoli have already lodged a surprise bid estimated around £15.5million to £17.3million.
Though this bid has been rejected by the club as significantly too low, with the report suggesting that they are only willing to listen to offers no less than £30millon, much to the dismay of Spurs fans – we are sure.
Indeed, spend enough time on social media reading posts under the tag of ‘Kieran Trippier’ or listening to the audible groans that ring out at home games and you will soon realise that the general consensus among the Lilywhites faithful is that the former Burnley man would be driven to Timbuktu if it meant they never had to see him again. To turn down a sizeable offer, then, is sacrilege.
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