West Ham United are on course for a mid-table finish this season and their current 11th place would represent an improvement on last season.
It hasn’t been a bad maiden campaign for Manuel Pellegrini but he will hope to improve next season.
In order to ensure an upward trajectory, the Chilean will undoubtedly head towards the transfer market this summer.
Yesterday, Goal claimed that Liverpool defender Nathaniel Clyne was on West Ham’s radar for the summer.
If a right-back is in the thoughts of Pellegrini then he would be better served planning a raid on Tottenham.
The Evening Standard revealed last week that Trippier could be one of 12 players offloaded by Mauricio Pochettino this summer.
The £65k-a-week player (Spotrac) has been out of sorts this season but he is still a decent player.
An England squad regular, Trippier just needs a manager that will put confidence in him and get him back to his best. Pellegrini could be that manager.
Spurs want to offload a dozen players to streamline their squad and will want rid of Trippier pretty sharpish.
Ryan Fredericks and Pablo Zabaleta have competed for right-back this season. Trippier will certainly fancy regular game time ahead of those two.
A small stumbling block could be the fact that Spurs and the Hammers are rivals. Pochettino’s desire to crack on with his squad rebuilding might not see him overly concerned where his unwanted players head to, however.