Tottenham fans are keen to see their club offload Kieran Trippier this summer. Everton may grant Spurs fans their wish when the transfer window opens.
It seems like forever ago when Kieran Trippier was the toast of English football during the nation’s brilliant World Cup run. His form for Tottenham this season has been average at best. As such, Spurs fans want to see him shipped out this summer.
Fortunately, it seems that Everton officials view him as a potential upgrade over Seamus Coleman. English sources claim the Toffees are contemplating a £20 million bid for the 28-year-old fullback. That purchase price would allow Tottenham to profit over their purchase of the former Burnley star.
Despite Trippier’s struggles this season, £20 million seems like a fair purchase for a player of his quality. While he lacks the dynamic athleticism required to thrive under Mauricio Pochettino’s management at Tottenham, he’s still one of the more skillful fullbacks in the Premier League. His ability to ping crosses into dangerous areas from the right wing can be a real attribute for a club in the middle of the table.
Everton, who currently sit 11th in the English table, are exactly the right type of club for Trippier at this stage of his career. Adding Trippier to their squad could give them a really skilled set of fullbacks. Lucas Digne has been a revelation for the fans at Goodison Park this season. At the moment Everton are a bit too reliant on attacking down the left flank. Adding Trippier would give them a lot more balance in the final third.
Of course, selling Trippier will be dependent on Tottenham’s ability to acquire a quality replacement. There are also rumours from Hotspur Way claiming that Pochettino wants to offload Serge Aurier this summer as well. That would leave Kyle Walker-Peters as the only right back in the squad. He may grow into a quality starter in time, but he’s not ready to hold down the key position for Tottenham next season.
Expect Spurs to start to scout a number of potential right backs if Everton’s interest in Trippier is legitimate. Selling him to the Toffees could be good for the player and both clubs involved this summer.