According to a recent report from The Daily Mail, Tottenham defender Kieran Trippier is attracting interest from some of Europe’s top clubs. The 27-year-old made the move to North London back in 2015 after impressing at fellow Premier League side Burnley, and he has since gone from strength to strength to produce the goods for England at this summer’s World Cup, thus attracting reported interest from the likes of Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, and Real Madrid.
And given that the summer window hasn’t been a particularly great one for Spurs supporters already, were they to indeed lose the £27 million-rated ace (as per Transfermarkt) between now and the close of the transfer window, the summer would surely go from bad to unacceptable.
Ultimately, many up and down the country expected Mauricio Pochettino’s men to invest and improve the playing squad this summer, not least following the Argentine’s comments at the rear end of last season, in which he called for chairman Daniel Levy to be ‘brave’ in the transfer market.
Add in the fact that they finished 23 points adrift of Premier League champions Manchester City, and failed to win any silverware, and it looked for all the world that Spurs would add to their squad before the August 9 deadline – that simply hasn’t transpired though as of yet.
And while Pochettino and the club’s hierarchy may point to the fact that some first teamers, including Harry Kane, have signed new deals this summer, the lack of signings must be of concern to Spurs supporters, especially given it seems likely that Toby Alderweireld and Mousa Dembele will leave before August 31.
Thus, it has already been something of a bad summer for Tottenham, and losing Trippier to any of the aforementioned European giants would turn it into a wholly unacceptable one.
The 27-year-old has seamlessly taken over from Kyle Walker as Spurs number one right back following his compatriot’s move to Manchester City last summer, to the point that Trippier actually got the nod from Gareth Southgate to play in the right wing back slot at this summer’s World Cup, with Walker playing as part of a back three.
And his outstanding efforts for the Three Lions, in which he netted once in their semi-final defeat to Croatia and indeed laid on an assist in the 6-1 drubbing of Panama, underlines just how good an attacking threat Trippier is, with it arguable that there aren’t many better crossers of a football in Europe at present than the ex-Burnley man.
Clearly, after such an impressive World Cup, the 27-year-old could go on to have an even better season at Spurs this time round, and if Pochettino’s men are serious about sustaining a challenge for titles this season, and indeed in years to come, they cannot be in the business of selling their first team assets.
Doing so this summer, and thus losing Trippier, would turn Tottenham’s already bad summer into an unacceptable one.
Tottenham fans… what do you think? Let us know!