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Report: Tottenham set asking price of in-demand defender

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Report: Tottenham set asking price of in-demand defender

Spanish outlet Don Balon have claimed Tottenham Hotspur have slapped a £24.2million asking price on Kieran Trippier’s head amid a potential summer exit.

Trippier, 27, has endured an indifferent season, after starring for England last summer at the World Cup. He scored England’s only goal in the 2-1 defeat to Croatia in the semi-finals of the competition in Russia.

The Standard reported earlier this month that the ex-Burnley defender was one of 12 players that could leave Spurs this summer. The likes of Vincent Janssen, Fernando Llorente and Georges-Kevin N’Koudou also made the list.

Moussa Sissoko, Serge Aurier, Erik Lamela, Danny Rose, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Christian Eriksen and Victor Wanyama could also leave the club.

 

Now, the report from Don Balon states that Atletico Madrid are keen to land Trippier. However, Diego Simeone’s side face competition from Premier League big-hitters Manchester United and Italian giants AS Roma.

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It is believed that any interested parties will have to shell out £24.2million. It will be an enormous profit if Spurs do sell Trippier for that figure, given they bought him from Burnley for just£3.5million in 2015 (Mail).

TBR’s view

Losing Trippier will be a blow to Spurs, even if the set-piece specialist has had a difficult season for Spurs.

He is still regarded as one of the best right-backs in European football. At £24million, Spurs will certainly find it difficult to bring in a replacement of his impact and quality.

Spurs bought Serge Aurier for a fee in that region and the ex-PSG star has played second fiddle to Trippier. Spurs must think very carefully if they actually want to sell Trippier.

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