After impressing at the World Cup this summer, it’s been claimed that Real Madrid, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain have all added Tottenham’s Kieran Trippier as a transfer target.
The 27-year-old has come a long way over the last 12 months or so. Having stepped up to fill the void left behind by Kyle Walker at Tottenham, he also stood out for England in Russia as one of their star performers.
Having seemingly now proved himself at the highest level for both club and country, it has led to increased interest with The Daily Mail reporting that Real Madrid, Juventus and PSG have joined Man Utd in a possible hunt for the England international.
It doesn’t seem to make a great deal of sense from a Juventus perspective given that they’ve signed Joao Cancelo this summer to fill the role on the right side, while Real Madrid have Dani Carvajal and summer signing Alvaro Odriozola.
In turn, it’s questionable as to whether either club will genuinely swoop for Trippier, with PSG and Man Utd arguably in more need of addressing that area of their respective squads.
Again, with Dani Alves and Thomas Meunier at Thomas Tuchel’s disposal in the French capital, adding another right-back option wouldn’t seem to be a smart move, leaving Old Trafford as the most obvious possible destination with a lack of quality depth and competition for stalwart Antonio Valencia.
It remains to be seen if an exit from Spurs does materialise for Trippier, but having come so far under Mauricio Pochettino, it may be the best decision for his career moving forward to remain and continue to push Tottenham closer to their objective of winning trophies.