Napoli have dropped their interest in a summer move for Tottenham defender Kieran Trippier, according to a report by the Sun.
They claim that the reason offered up by the Italian side is that they are now focusing on younger players but Daniel Levy’s reported £40 million asking price for an off-form 28-year-old can’t have helped.
It certainly seems bizarre that Napoli would suddenly change transfer tact – it’s not as if his age was a secret – but the report claims that Levy won’t be dropping the reported fee in response.
It’s not been the best of weeks for Trippier, who was cut from the England squad for next month’s Nations League, having been named in the initial preliminary 27.
But the £65,000 a week man (Spotrac) has a Champions League final to prepare for and could well have a winners medal around his neck come Saturday night.
Even with that Madrid showpiece looming, plenty of Spurs fans found enough time to react to the news on Twitter and they’re uniformly gutted that Trippier won’t be going after a season where he has suffered a severe loss of form…
— Oliver Jayson (@OliverHenryJay) May 28, 2019
— Tom Moore (@Tmoore029) May 28, 2019
Was his age a secret then?!
— Robert Saunders (@TTR_Rob) May 29, 2019
— David Beynon (@beynon80) May 28, 2019
I was happy 10 seconds ago
— Luke English (@englishluke22) May 28, 2019
Must have just gotten to the Chelsea semi final in their review of the season.
— Joe Welch (@JTWelch87) May 28, 2019
Aka….we've seen him play this season
— Glen Turner (@GT05845724) May 28, 2019
Let's just say they were not going to pay his valuation
— Alain Ayers (@AyersAlain) May 29, 2019
Levy must have upped the fee
— Delon Pillay (@delon_pillay) May 29, 2019
Don't worry. They ll reconsider after the final.
— Konstantinos Schrute (@ConstantineDoe) May 28, 2019
Thanks for destroying my night ….
— GOAT Vertex ? (@GOATaiGa) May 28, 2019
Kinda shady, how is that they realised it only now? If this is true, then may be Atletico Madrid might try to sign him after this?
— Edgy Cats (@xQuickscop3r) May 28, 2019
— Aaron Sherman (@aaronshermann) May 29, 2019
Noooooooooooo why why why why ??
— Philip ?? (@shitssoko) May 29, 2019