Report: Spurs appear to have done a U-turn on player’s future

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Dom Le Roy

While Tottenham Hotspur have been concentrating on upgrading their midfield so far this window, it looks like the defence is also set to undergo a small shakeup.

Kieran Trippier has already been sold to Atletico Madrid for a fee of €22 million (according to and Danny Rose is also expected to follow him out of the door (the Sun).

While Spurs are claimed to have identified Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon as Rose’s replacement (the Telegraph), it doesn’t look like the club will bring in an external replacement for Trippier.

Sky Sports are now reporting that Mauricio Pochettino is happy with the options he has at right back and is keen to allow Juan Foyth and Kyle Walker-Peters to push Serge Aurier for the spot.

Aurier, who missed the club’s tour of the far east due to his involvement in the African Cup of Nations, was reported to be in the list of players the club were looking to part company with this summer (Daily Mail).

However, this report now contradicts that suggestion and insists that the Ivorian will now remain in North London and compete for the starting berth against Walker-Peters and Foyth, with the latter impressing in the role for Argentina in the Copa America this summer.

Spurs Web Opinion

We believe this is the right choice by the club as there are other areas of the squad that are in more urgent need for reinforcements. This could be Juan Foyth’s breakthrough season as he has everything in his locker to mature into a top-quality right back.

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  1. There could still be a few big moves to come yet in the market. A lot will depend on united who they sell if any and who they buy. This could involve us and eriksen and if he is sold to a cash rich United then maybe just maybe le celso and dybala might happen. All ifs and maybes


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