Date: 30th April 2019 at 9:30am
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According to Sky in Italy, Tottenham rejected a £16m bid from Napoli for Kieran Trippier. The Lilywhites want closer to £30m for his signature. The 28-year-old, who earns £3.4m-a-year/£65k-per-week, has an uncertain future after struggling for form this season.

Despite his inconsistency, Trippier has remained first-choice at right-back in 2018/19, but Spurs are reportedly considering moving him on over the summer. Mauricio Pochettino has Serge Aurier, Juan Foyth and Kyle Walker-Peters to replace the England international, but no side have met his asking price.

Since joining Spurs from Burnley in 2015, Trippier has made 110 appearances in all competitions, scoring and creating 26 goals. This season, the defender has racked up 2833 minutes of playing time stretched out over 34 games. Manchester United are eyeing Trippier to replace Antonio Valencia.

In the Premier League, he’s contributed four goals, whipped in 185 crosses with 29% accuracy, made 59 clearances, averaged 58 passes-per-game with 79% accuracy, created 49 chances, blocked 14 crosses and averaged a tackle (64) or interception (23) every 25 minutes.

Trippier impressed for England at the 2018 World Cup but hasn’t been the same ever since. Where his future lies this summer remains to be seen.

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