Kieran Trippier has become Mauricio Pochettino’s second signing of the summer transfer window after Tottenham have confirmed the deal via their official Twitter account on Friday afternoon.
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— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) June 19, 2015
The 24-year-old defender, who started every Premier League game for the Clarets last season, has agreed a five-year contract with the Club. — Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) June 19, 2015
The 24-year-old has put pen-to-paper on a five-year deal at White Hart Lane after completing his move from relegated Burnley.
Trippier started all 38 league games for the Clarets last season and will provide competition for Kyle Walker and DeAndre Yedlin to become the club’s number one right-back.
Spurs are thought to have beaten off competition from league rivals Liverpool to the signing of the former Manchester City youth product, who had a £3.5 million release clause at Turf Moor which was activated after they were relegated back to the Championship [via Mirror Sport].
The defender-who has represented England at youth level from U16s to U21s-also featured for Barnsley on loan after finding first-team opportunities hard to come by at City.
He was Burnley’s Player of the Year in 2012 having completed a permanent move to the club in 2012.
Trippier joins Austrian defender Kevin Wimmer as Pochettino’s new recruits as he looks to shape a squad capable of improving on last season’s fifth-placed finish.
The pair are unlikely to be the last additions at the Lane as the club have also been linked with a stunning £20 million move for highly-rated Frenchman Geoffrey Kondogbia, who is also attracting the interest of Arsenal, Barcelona and AC Milan [via Mirror Sport].