Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton fans react to Kieran Trippier reports

Tottenham's Kieran Trippier

The Spurs right-back has been linked with a £5 million move to the Saints this week.

Tottenham's Kieran TrippierTottenham's Kieran Trippier

Tottenham's Kieran Trippier in action

Tottenham's Kieran Trippier and Hugo Lloris in action with Fiorentina's Borja Valero

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino may have raided his former club Southampton already this summer, but it appears as though the Saints could now return the favour as it was reported on Monday that they are interested in signing Kieran Trippier.

Trippier only joined Spurs last summer from relegated Burnley and spent his first season at White Hart Lane serving as back-up for first-choice right-back Kyle Walker.

The 25-year-old finished the campaign with 19 appearances in all competitions, almost half of which came in the Europa League, but looks unlikely to usurp Walker.

Now, it appears as though Southampton, from whom Tottenham signed midfielder Victor Wanyama last month, may be ready to pounce to bring Trippier to St. Mary's.

The Saints were allegedly interested in the former England youth international last summer when he instead chose a switch to White Hart Lane.

Tottenham's Kieran Trippier in action

New manager Claude Puel could be set to revive that interest as he looks to add to his options in the right-back position and provide competition for Cedric Soares and Cuco Martina.

Spurs could well be willing to cash in on Trippier - £5 million would represent a profit - and given that DeAndre Yedlin could be utilised by Pochettino this term after a productive loan spell at Southampton, they could afford to allow a right-back to leave.

Reacting on Twitter, Southampton supporters had their interest piqued by the rumour, with the majority seeming to believe that signing Trippier for the quoted price would represent a very good bit of business.

Tottenham's Kieran Trippier and Hugo Lloris in action with Fiorentina's Borja Valero

Spurs fans, however, were more divided on the potential move.


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