Journalist speaks out on rumours linking Spurs defender with Italian giants

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If Tottenham Hotspur have had one problem position this season, it would undoubtedly have to be at right full-back.

First team player and World Cup hero, Kieran Trippier, has failed to live up to the bill in the Premier League during the current campaign, making far too many defensive mistakes and not offering enough going forward to counteract the errors.

Serge Aurier can also be a defensive liability at times at the back, and young Kyle Walker-Peters still has a lot to learn at the highest level.

Kieran Trippier has recently been linked with a move away from the club, with Manchester United and Napoli both said to be interested in his signature (talkSPORT).

An Italian football journalist has now confirmed Napoli’s interest in the Spurs right back, but believes that Tottenham would not let him go without a fight, or an extremely attractive price.

However, he does admit that it is a solution Napoli are considering, as they look to bring in international level players.

Niccolo Ceccarini told Radio Kiss Kiss on 23/4/2019 at 14:30: “Trippier is really liked by Napoli but I don’t think Tottenham would let him go so easily, it’s a solution that Napoli are considering.

“He is a player who’s liked, but from here to say that Napoli will sign him seems exaggerated, this however means that they want to reinforce the team with international level profiles.”

Opinion

Trippier has become somewhat of a scapegoat among sections of the Spurs support this season after some high profile defensive lapses have ended up costing the side dearly, such as the own goal fiasco against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

It could possibly be that the defender is suffering from a huge lack of confidence and the negativity among the supporters is only compounding the problem further.

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