It fits Levy's strategy to wait on Kieran Trippier's Tottenham exit

Kieran Trippier of Tottenham Hotspur warms up prior to

Tottenham chairman would be selling low if he cashed in on Kieran Trippier this summer.

Kieran Trippier talks to the press at St Georges Park on May 22, 2018 in Burton-upon-Trent, England.

Kieran Trippier's disappointing season at Tottenham Hotspur saw the right-back drop out of the England squad.

A year ago Trippier was being touted for a £50 million plus exit from Spurs, with Real Madrid reportedly interested, claimed The Sun.

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.

Kieran Trippier of England during the International Friendly match between England and Nigeria at Wembley Stadium on June 2, 2018 in London, England.

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.

Kieran Trippier of Spurs looks dejected during the UEFA Champions League Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on June 1, 2019 in Madrid, Spain.

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