Report: Pochettino willing to sell first team star if suitable offer arrives

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur may be preparing for the Champions League final on June 1 against Liverpool, but the summer transfer window is in fact already open.

While Spurs may be holding off on purchasing players until the competition ends, there is no stopping outside clubs from showing interest in current Lilywhites.

One player who has been linked with an exit after a below-par season with the club is Kieran Trippier, with both Napoli and Atletico Madrid said to be interested (Mirror).

A report from the Daily Star now claims that Mauricio Pochettino will sanction the sale of Trippier, but only if the right offer slides across his desk.

Spurs paid just £3.5m for Tripps back in 2015 when he transferred from Burnley (Guardian), and his rise through the ranks, succeeding Kyle Walker and becoming an England hero will surely have boosted his price significantly.

Gazzetta Dello Sport claim that Atletico are willing to offer £22m, while The Express say Tottenham are looking for £40m.

Spurs Web Opinion:

As I have said many times before, I still believe Trippier has something to offer Spurs. Experience, a homegrown status, expert crossing ability, etc. I believe that Tottenham should bring in a new first-team star like Wan-Bissaka, have Trippier as the second choice for use in a back 5, use Kyle Walker-Peters more often, and sell Serge Aurier.

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  1. I think Trippier has a better temperament than Aurier but trippier lacks the pace required to be a top fullback and his quality crosses of seasons past have virtually disappeared from his game this season. Not to mention that Trippiers overall defensive game isn’t great and has at times been frankly horrific this season costing us games and points on several instances.
    Aurier does have pace and physicality, and although he has been injured much of this season, there were signs of both his discipline and all round play improving with the occasional great performance here or there. Keeping or not should depend on his injury outlook from the medical team. I think right back has been our weakest position since walker left, will be our weakest position in the champions league final and will only worsen if Toby leaves, meaning teams will target our right hand side next season. Wan Bissaka should be an absolute priority, even if we do manage to sign a quality centre half


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