While much of the media focused on where Danny Ings would sign to remain in the Premier League, another Burnley standout seemed to be forgotten. Now the relegated side will lose their star right back, as Kieran Trippier has officially agreed to a five-year deal to join Tottenham.
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The 24-year-old Englishman helped Burnley reach the Premier League after outstanding campaigns in which he was named in the Championship’s PFA Team of the Year in 2012-13 and 2013-14.
His efforts in 2014-15 were not enough to keep Burnley in the Premier League, but he did perform well enough to earn a transfer to Spurs.
Trippier spent his youth with Manchester City before a move to Barnsley and eventually, a move to Burnley in 2012. At Burnley he made over 150 appearances, becoming a regular at right back.
With his move to North London, Trippier will certainly have to fight for a spot in Tottenham’s first team. Kyle Walker has been the first-choice right back for Mauricio Pochettino, and Spurs also have United States international DeAndre Yedlin battling for right back as well.
Trippier is likely a step ahead of Yedlin, but will have to battle Walker for playing time.
Trippier had garnered interest from other Premier League clubs, but Tottenham has always had him high on their list. Now it’s only a matter of time before we see what Trippier can bring to Pochettino’s side.