Former Tottenham right-back, Kieran Trippier, has revealed that he would like to go back to Burnley one day. He also insisted that a Turf Moor transfer is the only possible move that could tempt him to return to England.
Trippier arrived at Tottenham from Burnley in the summer of 2015 after impressing in his first full season in the Premier League, despite Sean Dyche’s men failing to beat the drop that season.
He had an impressive few years at Spurs before his form suffered terribly last campaign, thus resulting in the club selling him to Atletico Madrid in the summer.
The full-back has had a great start to his career in La Liga, but insisted that a return to Burnley has always been on his mind.
Speaking to Burnley Express, he said: “I would love to retire there. That’s my aim, to retire at Burnley. I have a great relationship with Sean Dyche.
“I want to play as high as I can for as long as I can, but I’ll know when the time is right. If I’m at Atleti for another two years that’ll take me to 32 and Burnley’s the only club that I’d come back to England for.
“That’s the way I want it to plan out. I want to play here for as long as I can and then finish playing for a manager like Sean Dyche while ending my career at Burnley. That’s where I want to finish.”
The former Spurs star also spoke highly of his relationship with his former manager and confidently asserted that he will play for him again.
Speaking about Dyche, Trippier added: “I’ve spoken to him a couple of times a week ever since I left Burnley. I always have done. We have a great relationship.
“We’re in contact all the time about family, football, he still mithers me about taking me back one day! It’ll happen one day for sure, I’ll 100% be back playing for them.
“After that, I’d start my coaching badges and I’d love to coach at Burnley. I’d just love to go wherever Sean Dyche goes because I have a great relationship with him.”
Spurs Web Opinion
Despite some Spurs fans coming to regret our decision to let Trippier go to Atleti last season, I believe it was the right call by the club as he looked in need of a fresh start. However, it is clear that we need to sign a right-back in the summer in order to challenge Serge Aurier and keep him on his toes. I would prefer us to take a chance on Max Aarons as I believe he has the potential to evolve into a top right-back in the coming years.
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