It was confirmed yesterday that Kieran Trippier had completed his move from Tottenham Hotspur to Atletico Madrid.
Trippier’s departure means that Kyle Walker-Peters and Juan Foyth are both expected to get a run-out at right-back during the club’s pre-season tour of Asia where they will face Juventus in Singapore and Manchester United in Shanghai.
Serge Aurier, who is the club’s most experienced right-back sits out the trip due to his recent involvement in the African Cup of Nations and will instead begin his pre-season next week at Hotspur Way along with Victor Wanyama and Davinson Sanchez (Spurs official).
Spurs are also said to be open to offers for Serge Aurier ahead of the new campaign (Telegraph) after failing to impress following his move from PSG.
According to Evening Standard football journalist Dan Kilpatrick, Spurs are not likely to look to recruit a replacement for Trippier and will instead look to keep the faith with his current crop of players who can operate at right-back.
Kyle Walker-Peters was limited to just nine Premier League appearances last season with Spurs said to have snubbed approaches from RB Leipzig and Crystal Palace for the England Under-21 international.
#thfc Understand that Spurs aren’t currently planning to sign a direct replacement for Trippier, with Poch happy with Aurier, KWP & Foyth. Club rejected approaches from Palace & Leipzig for KWP this summer. https://t.co/YvdDpimZez
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) July 17, 2019
Juan Foyth was utilised by Mauricio Pochettino on the right side of defence towards the end of last season and he also featured in the position for Argentina during this summer’s Copa America.
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