Tottenham chairman would be selling low if he cashed in on Kieran Trippier this summer.
Kieran Trippier's disappointing season at Tottenham Hotspur saw the right-back drop out of the England squad.
Now a report in The Telegraph claims Spurs will accept an offer of £25 million for Trippier if it arrives this summer.
First and foremost, Tottenham's decision will be based on whether Mauricio Pochettino wants to sell the right-back who started in the Champions League final. This might depend on their plans to replace him.
Secondly it will also depend on how much Tottenham need the money to secure their own priority transfer targets.
The alternative view is that while £25 million is a decent amount, Tottenham could be selling low.
Footballers' careers are filled with up and down seasons. Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen were among those like Trippier to see their performances dip. All three starred at the World Cup last summer.
Physical and mental fatigue may have played a part in Trippier's decline. Tottenham could decide to give him another year to prove his quality after a break this summer.
This could in a best case scenario lead to Trippier improving and helping his transfer value soar. This would help the club net a bigger fee if there is more substantial interest next summer.
If Tottenham don't believe Trippier can recapture his high level then they should sell now.
But it would be more in keeping with chairman Daniel Levy's thinking to give Trippier another year and get him back to a position where he can sell for even more next summer.
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