New Deal For Trippier?

Tottenham Hotspur are set to offer Kieran Trippier a new five-year contract, as the future of Kyle Walker still hangs in the balance.

Trippier is in line for improved terms after an impressive finish to last season which has elevated him into Gareth Southgate’s senior England squad.

Signed from Burnley for £3.5million in June 2015, Trippier has three years remaining on his current deal but will become the latest Spurs player to commit his long-term future to the club.

The 26-year-old played the majority of Spurs’ games ahead of Walker from April onwards and is expected to go into the next season as Mauricio Pochettino’s No 1 right-back.

Trippier also made his England debut last week, starting in the 3-2 defeat against France last week.

Southgate said: “He’s a player that I’ve watched a lot, from when he was at Burnley. He has had limited game time at Spurs but he fits the profile of a full-back that we like – he’s very good with the ball and I like his mentality.

“He’s a player we wanted to bring in so he gets a feel for how we work, and it’s a good opportunity for us to look at him.

“He and Kyle Walker will have been pushing each other every day and, in my opinion, they along with Nathaniel Clyne are the three best right-backs in the country.”

Walker’s future remains uncertain and Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola remain interested in signing him, despite the club’s interest in Dani Alves.

Spurs could demand a fee of around £50million for Walker, 27, and negotiations between the two clubs have not been straightforward.

Trippier’s new deal is expected to be agreed before Walker’s sale is sanctioned.

Spurs persuaded a number of first-team stars to sign new contracts last season, including Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Jan Vertonghen, Hugo Lloris, Eric Dier and Christian Eriksen.

Negotiations have also been underway with Belgium international Toby Alderweireld for some time, with the club still optimistic of striking a deal.

(The Telegraph)

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