Player claims that Poch and Levy ignored his questions about his future at Spurs

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Dom Le Roy

The summer transfer window saw plenty of incomings and outgoings at Tottenham Hotspur.

While the club were busy bolstering their ranks with the likes of club record signing Tanguy Ndombele, Jack Clarke, Giovano Lo Celso and Ryan Sessegnon there were also departures.

Michel Vorm, Fernando Llorente, Marcus Edwards, Vincent Janssen, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou and Josh Onomah all packed their bags in North London with arguably the highest profile departure being Kieran Trippier.

The right-back ended his three-year spell with Spurs after enduring a difficult last season and swapped North London for La Liga.

Trippier has revealed in an interview ahead of England’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Bulgaria on Saturday that he wanted to stay at the club but instead was not given assurances about his future by Daniel Levy or Mauricio Pochettino.

The 28-year-old claimed that injuries were the main reason for his downturn in form since the World Cup and was left in the dark as to why the club decided to sell him to Atletico Madrid.

He told The Sun: “I spoke to the manager about his plans and I didn’t get a ‘yes’ and I didn’t get a ‘no’ — so you get the impression.

“The manager didn’t say he wanted to move me on and I tried to speak to the chairman about it.

“It’s not nice when you know the club want to sell you.

“I heard rumours about them selling me and it’s not nice but it happens and it’s football.

“It’s disappointing. I gave everything for the club and I wanted to stay, I had another couple of years left but everything happens for a reason.

“Me and the manager didn’t leave on bad terms, he has done a lot for me and I respect him highly.

He added: “Everyone has an opinion, you have, the pundits have.

“It doesn’t bother me but obviously the fans — maybe not killed is the right word — but I set the bar high at the World Cup and they knew how well I could do.

“Tottenham got rid of me at the wrong time . . . but I struggled with injuries.

“I could have come back fit and fresh but they made the decision and now I’m at Atletico.”

“It is just a few things — I tried to speak to the chairman, I just didn’t really get an answer.”

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