Report: Southampton and West Ham planning summer move for Burnley defender Kieran Trippier

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The Burnley full-back has drawn admiring glances from Southampton and West Ham.

As reported by London24, the Premier League duo have shown an interest in signing Trippier this summer, with Burnley suffering relegation to the Championship after just one campaign in the top flight.

The report states that the 24-year-old full-back has a £3.5 million release clause in his contract which has now been activated, making Trippier a budget signing for a player with clear Premier League talent.

Despite playing for a relegated team, Trippier has been one of the best performing defenders in the top flight this season, making 37 appearances and registering four assists.

It is his creative play that is lauded as well as his defensive work, and his 1.7 key passes per game are the highest in the Burnley side. He also completes two tackles, 2.2 interceptions and 0.4 blocks per game.

Southampton are targeting Trippier as a potential replacement for Nathaniel Clyne, whose future is still yet to be confirmed, whilst the Hammers are keen on him due to Carl Jenkinson’s return to Arsenal at the end of his loan deal.

Trippier certainly represents a top quality purchase for whichever club is keen on signing him, although there has yet been no apparent wish to move away from Turf Moor, despite the Clarets’ relegation to the second tier.

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