Report: Aston Villa target Burnley's Kieran Trippier in bargain £3.5m deal

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Burnley’s Kieran Trippier is said to be a target for Aston Villa, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.

Aston Villa have joined Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur in the race to sign Burnley’s creative right-back Kieran Trippier, the Daily Mail reports.

The Clarets’ full-back has been one of the biggest success stories in the Premier League, despite his side’s struggles at the foot of the table and eventual relegation.

Featuring in all 38 Premier League games, Trippier performed exceptionally well down Burnley’s right flank and often found himself seen as the club’s most underrated attacking option.

  Chances CreatedAccurate CrossesAssistsAppearances
Kieran Trippier 64 91 4 38
Branislav Ivanovic 37 15 5 38
Pablo Zabaleta 26 9 4 29

As per the table provided by Opta Stats, the 24-year-old created a whopping 64 chances for his teammates and proved to be one of the best crossers in the Premier League.

His displays at Turf Moor seemingly haven’t gone unnoticed, and his reported £3.5 million release clause make him an easy target for a number of clubs in need of a bargain-priced talented right-back.

Spurs and Liverpool have already been accredited with an interest and fresh reports claim that Villa boss Tim Sherwood has also taken a liking, pinpointing Trippier as his primary summer target.

“Trippier has attracted interest from Tottenham and Liverpool after a fine debut season in the Premier League, but Tim Sherwood is a huge fan and keen to strengthen his squad,” the Daily Mail states.

Villa have a number of players on their books capable of playing at right-back, such as Leandro Bacuna, former Spurs star Alan Hutton and the out-of-favour Matthew Lowton.

However, none have really grasped a regular first-team spot at Villa Park over the past 12 months and it’s certainly an area which could straightforwardly be improved.

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