Tottenham Hotspur right-back, Kieran Trippier, had a tough season last time out as he struggled to regain any kind of form after the World Cup.

However, it did seem rather strange that Spurs took the decision to sell their first-team right-back, who had been a senior player for some time, after just one bad season.

It was especially strange after considering the fact that Levy and Pochettino failed to bring in a replacement for the defender after selling him to Champions League rival, Atletico Madrid.

Trippier has taken to Spanish football like a duck to water in the early season and even regained a spot in the England squad, starting against Bulgaria this week.

Ex-Leeds and Coventry striker, Noel Whelan, has now slammed Daniel Levy for a terrible piece of business in selling Tripps for just £20m (Guardian).

He also believes that the sale may have come after a fall out between Trippier and manager Pochettino.

He said (Football Insider): “I thought he had a fantastic World Cup and would then be a long-term fixture at Tottenham. I’m really surprised they sold him for £20million, that’s nothing these days.

“Selling him to a Champions League rival was strange. It looks like a good move for Kieran Trippier and a really bad bit of business for Tottenham.

“A terrible deal by Daniel Levy, really. He could be left ruing that. There’s probably been a fall-out between Mauricio Pochettino and Trippier, that’s usually what’s behind something like this.”

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