The three Trippier and Aurier replacements who are already at Tottenham

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur may well be on the lookout for a new right-back this summer, after the likes of Trippier and Aurier were pretty poor last season.

However, with Pochettino fancying big money moves for Lo Celso (BBC) and Tanguy Ndombele (Sky Sports), there may not be much left in the budget for a new full-back.

Spurs have been linked to Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace (Sun), as well as Norwich’s Max Aarons (Football London), but both would likely set the club back a hefty sum.

So, we thought we would take a look at the three potential right-backs already at the club who could do a job next season:

Kyle Walker-Peters:

Few Spurs fans will disagree that this lad needs some more game time. Walker-Peters often looks impressive when he plays, albeit a little lightweight, but the only way he will be able to improve and show his true colours is through regular football. I definitely want to see him promoted to second choice next season.

Juan Foyth:

I like the look of Foyth as a young and talented defender, but I worry about him playing in the middle. I’m not sure he has the strength or discipline to be a centre-back, and I feel his pace and trickery is far more suited to the full-back position. Foyth played there once last season, and I would like to see him get a few more run outs.

Moussa Sissoko:

Sissoko was one of the players of the season last year, but an incoming Ndombele signing could see him drop to the bench. Sissoko spent all last season digging Trippier out of holes, and has even covered at right-back on occasion for Spurs. Much like Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia did at United, I could see him converting to a right-back.

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  1. KWP has not developed as we hoped. Foyth and Sissoko are not specialist right backs. For Sissoko it’s too late in that regard, whereas we haven’t really got the time to develop Foyth into that role. SO. We must not sell Trippier. Poor season or not, I think he’ll bounce back this season. He is an experienced England international and we’d be MAD to sell him when we’ve got no top class r/b in place. We should have two like him anyway (we were better with Walker/Tripps competing) and it’s a bit like people wanting Eriksen out of the club. He may want to leave, but we need to convince him to stay, because, like Trippier, we have no top class specialist ready to replace him in that final third creative area. Aurier can go (always a disaster) but we need to bring someone in who can compete with Tripps, and even Eriksen. Sell Tripps and Eriksen (and even Toby) and we’ll be diminished in our attempts to get trophy success this season. Do we really want the whole balance of our squad affected by using utility players in key positions??


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