Date: 26th April 2019 at 7:45am
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The 2018/19 campaign isn’t yet finished but that doesn’t mean that the rumour mill loses any pace when it comes to building up towards silly season again, and plenty of Tottenham Hotspur fans are discussing themselves what changes should be made to the squad as we again look to build on this season and show further improvement.

With a poor season by his own standards in many ways, Kieran Trippier has featured for a while in the departure speculation and in more recent times he’s been tentatively linked with both Manchester United and Italian side Napoli.

Italian journalist Niccolo Ceccarini appeared on Radio Kiss Kiss earlier this week (23/4 – 2.30) and he believes Napoli do have a genuine interest in the player, but it will be determined by the price.

“Trippier is really liked by Napoli but I don’t think Tottenham would let him go so easily, it’s a solution that Napoli are considering. He is a player who’s liked, but from here to say that Napoli will sign him seems exaggerated, this however means that they want to reinforce the team with international level profiles.”

An interest means little without a bid and the only commonality to reports so far is that manager Mauricio Pochettino would consider selling him and Serge Aurier and looking elsewhere for a solution.

We will have a price though if Poch is ready to shake things up at right back but then the debate becomes about a replacement, as whilst Kyle Walker-Peters can play back up, I’m not sure many would say the 22-year-old is ready just yet to step up in that manner.

 
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One Reply to ““Trippier Is Really Liked” But It’ll Depend On The Price Demanded”

  • I’m not sure if Walker-Peters is ready either. But if we could swap Aurier as well for a top right back, Walker Peters could be the no.2 right back. Trippier is at an age we could make some money. He can cross well, but he won’t take a defender on, like Davies and this makes is so much harder for us. He also will never be a top defender. He is just too sloppy. He was always perfect as a back up for Walker and is not in that league, hence what we paid for him. Fair play, he did well for England in the summer, but how many decent sides did they actually play? He doesn’t seem to have the confidence to change his game, to dribble. He isn’t that slow, he is just too limited. If Rose can stay fit and we upgrade on Aurier and Trippier with a top right back, it could be massive for us. Ben Davies is again perfect back up and no better. A squad needs someone like him.

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