Kieran Trippier has been linked with a £35m move to Juventus this summer, £31.5m more than Tottenham paid to sign him from Burnley in 2014. Trippier had a £3.5m release clause at Turf Moor which Spurs triggered, and the £65k-per-week man has gone on to be a terrific servant over the last five years.
His future is in doubt after an underwhelming campaign at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, however. Trippier made 38 appearances in all competitions last season, scoring and creating six goals, but he was guilty of making defensive errors that cost his side points.
The ex-Manchester City man only had a 47% dribble success rate, completed less than 80% of his passes, whipped in 131 inaccurate crosses, made 20 unsuccessful touches and was dispossessed 14 times. He was dribbled past 25 times and gave away 20 fouls too.
Trippier was recently axed from the England squad ahead of this summer’s Nations League tournament and admitted that he didn’t deserve the call-up from Gareth Southgate. Despite his form spiralling, the right-back could still generate a lot of money through his sale.
Maurizio Sarri will reportedly leave Chelsea to join Juventus in the coming weeks and his first signing as manager could be Trippier.