After his exceptional displays in the summer’s FIFA World Cup, Kieran Trippier has emerged as a transfer target for European champions Real Madrid.
As per reports from the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur mainstay and England international Kieran Trippier is being chased by Spanish giants Real Madrid, along with a number of other European heavyweights.
The 27-year old Trippier has emerged as one of the best right-backs in the Premier League since joining Tottenham from Burnley in 2015. He has made 76 appearances for the Lilywhites, scoring a solitary goal and setting up 19 more.
The England international featured 24 times in the 2017-18 edition of the Premier League, chipping in with five assists, as the North Londoners finished third in the table.
Trippier turned out in six of England’s seven games in the World Cup in Russia, scoring in the semifinal defeat to Croatia. The 27-year old impressed heavily and was easily one of the Three Lions’ best players in the summer extravaganza. This has led to Real Madrid tracking the defender, along with the likes of Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.
Real Madrid have brought in a new right-back already this summer, in the form of highly promising Spaniard Alvaro Odriozola. With Dani Carvajal the undisputed first-choice and Odriozola to act as the backup, it does seem a bit odd that the Merengues are looking at another right-back, when there are other areas of the pitch that need to be reinforced.
The same can be said about Juventus, who have already brought in Joao Cancelo to compensate for the departure of Stephan Lichtsteiner. The Bianconeri also have Italy international Mattia De Sciglio in their ranks as an alternate option.
PSG, on the other hand, have lost veteran defender Dani Alves to a serious injury. And with Thomas Meunier reportedly on the radars of Barcelona, the club are understood to be on the lookout for replacement and are weighing up a summer move for the Tottenham mainstay.
Trippier still has four years left on his contract with the North Londoners, having signed a new long-term deal last summer. The England international is viewed as a vital cog in Mauricio Pochettino’s team and it is extremely unlikely that Spurs’ chairman Daniel Levy will sanction a sale this close to the English transfer deadline.
The fact that all of the 27-year-old’s alleged suitors will have till the end of the month to make a move leaves Tottenham somewhat exposed, should they decide to act on their interest. However, a move to Real Madrid, at this point of time, does seem highly improbable.