Tottenham Hotspur look to be selling their two first-choice full-backs this summer, with Kieran Trippier set for a medical with Atletico today (Football London) and Rose being left at home from the pre-season tour of Asia (Tottenham).
Neither of these stars are in the final year of their contracts and neither are yet in their thirties either, with prime years still ahead of them.
While Trippier had a poor season last year, so did a number of the Tottenham squad. I believe that Tripps was used as a bit of a scapegoat for certain performances and the crowd turned on him.
Seeing a fanbase turn on a player who clearly has passion for the badge is disgusting in my view and it seems a shame that Trippier has to leave in such circumstances.
Seeing his form in the 2017/18 season and going into the World Cup in Russia, I honestly believe that he would have been back to his best with a pre-season under his belt. I am also predicting a good campaign in Spain for the England man.
As for Danny Rose, his move is even stranger to me. Unlike Trippier, Danny was back to his top form towards the end of last season, particularly in the Champions League.
Rose just plays with such unparalleled power, aggression, and passion, which is amazing to see. I also believe that he has a lot to offer the club still, and Spurs should be sticking with him after all he has been through in his 12 years in a Lilywhite shirt.
Is Walker-Peters ready? For me, he needs a season as the second choice first. Is Aurier good enough? I believe Trippier is far better, and even if he leaves, Aurier is far from the standard needed. Is Davies better than Rose? In my mind, no.
Spurs don’t even seem to be too close to any replacements this summer, and my estimations regarding Tottenham’s transfer window are dipping dramatically.
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