Manchester City making big bid to re-sign Tottenham Hotspur's Kieran Trippier would be smart move

Tottenham's Kieran Trippier

Manchester City should consider going in for Tottenham's Kieran Trippier.

Tottenham Hotspur's embarrassment of riches at right-back was highlighted by Kieran Trippier's excellent performance in their recent 4-1 at Watford.

Trippier was a bargain signing from Burnley two seasons ago, but has been largely stuck on the bench behind the excellent Kyle Walker.

Tottenham's Kieran Trippier in action with Watford's Odion IghaloTottenham's Kieran Trippier in action with Watford's Odion Ighalo

The full-back continues to bide his time, but he could walk into most sides in the top half of the table, and could be the best option at his former club.

Trippier began his career with Manchester City where he was a FA Youth Cup winner, but did not make a competitive appearance for the first team, having broken through at just the wrong time, with Sheikh Mansour taking over the club in 2008.

He was forced to leave in 2012 in order to play regularly at Burnley, and his talent has since risen to the top, featuring in the Champions League for the first time in his career earlier this season.

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

Now 26, Manchester City could do with Trippier right about now, with their right-back options either too young or on the wrong side of 30.

Neither Pablo Zabaleta, 31, nor Bacary Sagna, 33, have had good seasons to date under Pep Guardiola and right-back stands out as a position the Spaniard would want to strengthen.

Tottenham might charge them a high fee, but City might want to consider submitting a substantial amount to bring Trippier back to Manchester.

While happy at Spurs, the temptation to return to his former club and become first choice could sway him, and really it would show a lack of ambition if Trippier did not jump at the chance, with Kyle Walker unlikely to be leaving Spurs any time soon.

City have the spending power and the scouting network to look at right-backs from across Europe, but one of the better options is certainly a player who was once right under their noses.

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