The Tottenhan Hotspur right-back has been strongly linked with a move to Napoli.
Any hope Tottenham Hotspur had of selling Kieran Trippier to Napoli this summer appears to be over.
The Italian side have been strongly linked with a move for Trippier and, according to The Independent, were confident of concluding a £25 million transfer for the Tottenham right-back.
The Sun claimed recently, however – via a ‘Napoli source’ – that the club would instead be pursuing younger alternatives.
And not only have the Neapolitans done that, they also appear to have saved themselves some euros in the process – bringing in the 25-year-old Empoli right-back, Giovanni Di Lorenzo for £8.6 million (Transfermarkt).
Trippier was one of the stand-outs as England reached last summer’s World Cup semi-finals, but by his own admission experienced an underwhelming 2018/19 season.
According to The Sun, however, Tottenham are still likely to ask for £40 million to sell him this summer, nonetheless.
Tottenham’s options in Tripper’s position also include Serge Aurier and Kyle Walker-Peters, although other right-backs, including the Crystal Palace youngster, Aaron Wan-Bissaka (The Sun), have been linked with Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Will Trippier still be a Spurs player next season?