Report: Southampton plot £5m move for Spurs ace Kieran Trippier, one year after missing out on him

West Ham's Aaron Cresswell in action with Tottenham's Kieran Trippier

Southampton are reportedly pursuing Tottenham's Kieran Trippier again.

Tottenham's Kieran Trippier in actionTottenham's Kieran Trippier in action

According to the Daily Star, Southampton are lining up a move to sign Tottenham Hotspur right back Kieran Trippier in a £5m deal.

The Saints have snapped up midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and winger Nathan Redmond as they looked to replace Victor Wanyama and Sadio Mane, who have signed for Tottenham and Liverpool respectively.

Tottenham's Kieran TrippierTottenham's Kieran Trippier

Now, with new manager Claude Puel at the helm following Ronald Koeman's shock move to Everton, Southampton are looking to add more new faces - and a surprise move for a right back could be on the cards.

Cedric Soares, who joined the club from Sporting Lisbon last summer, just won the European Championships with Portugal but was in and out of the side under Koeman, and with question marks over the future of Cuco Martina, another right back may be targeted.

West Ham's Aaron Cresswell in action with Tottenham's Kieran TrippierWest Ham's Aaron Cresswell in action with Tottenham's Kieran Trippier

Now, the Daily Star report that Southampton are keen to land Tottenham Hotspur defender Kieran Trippier - a year after failing with a move to sign him from Burnley.

Trippier, 25, started just five Premier League games last season as he was mainly used as cover Kyle Walker, but may fancy more first-team football way from White Hart Lane this coming season.

Tottenham's Kieran Trippier during trainingTottenham's Kieran Trippier during training

The report claims that Southampton are ready to offer £5m for Trippier - £1.5m more than what Spurs paid last summer - in an attempt to finally secure his signature.

It's stated that Southampton wanted to sign Trippier last summer, but he chose a move to Spurs instead, but the Saints are now ready to offer him another chance of a move to the South Coast.

Whether Trippier is ready to trade North London for St. Mary's Stadium after just one year at Spurs remains to be seen, but Southampton certainly appear keen to snap him up again.

Would you let Trippier leave for £5m?

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