Could we be about to see another shining star from Sean Dyche’s relegated Burnley jump ship to continue life in the Premier League? Kieran Trippier looks set to leave a Burnley side who have found themselves back in the Championship, after relegation last season, despite a good showing from them the majority of the time.
For many sides in the Premier League, Trippier would be an asset at Right Back for a vast majority of teams in the Premier League, especially those linked with him in Tottenham, Southampton and West Ham. Whilst these are the three clubs who have been linked in the press, it would not be at all surprising to learn that there’s a much longer queue of teams actively watching what happens with the youngster.
Out of the mentioned three sides’ fullbacks, Trippier is the most creative, in terms of key passes and chances created, which may come as a surprise. However, those who have seen a lot of the English fullback will not have been that surprised that he outscored other fullbacks such as; Eric Dier, Carl Jenkinson, Nathaniel Clyne and Kyle Walker. The only question mark over Trippier is his defensive attributes, although, he is a fine example of the old cliché of a modern-day fullback, who is much more inclined to have more attacking prowess, than defensive.
What raises eyebrows though is it seems as though Tottenham are in pole position to sign the right back with a fee believed to be in the region of £3.5million. It’s not the fee that is surprising, but more so that Tottenham are the club at the front of the queue, with an abundance of right backs already at the club. Kyle Walker, new recruit DeAndre Yedlin finally joining up with the club officially as well as Eric Dier who is more than capable at right back as he has shown in the previous season.
A move for Trippier would show Yedlin is in line for a possible loan-move away from White Hart Lane, or, possibly, that Walker’s time at the club as their number one right back are waning. His injury issues again played a part in Tottenham’s campaign last season, leaving him to play a measly 15 games over the course of the season.
A lot has been made of some of the players who may leave Burnley in the Summer, Danny Ings being the standout example. However, now the attention has turned to a much more consistent player within Burnley’s impressive, albeit relegated, side. In the latest turn in Trippier’s future, it seems as though Tottenham will beat a few fellow Premier League clubs to the signing him for a nominal ~£3.5million which would be an absolute bargain for a player of his quality and age.