Is it time for Tottenham to abandon Trippier sale plan?

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.

Tottenham Hotspur are yet to move at right-back this summer.

Kieran Trippier of England poses for a portrait during an England media access at Repino Cronwell Park Hotel on July 5, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

For months Kieran Trippier has had to listen to rumours he could be sold. Just this week The Telegraph report Spurs are open to selling him.

Trippier is in a position where it's reported that he is not a priority target for top clubs abroad, but he is considered as a back-up if a player at Juventus, Napoli or Atletico are sold.

Manchester United dodged interest, signing Aaron Wan-Bissaka instead.

 

So it puts Trippier in a tough position as he returns for pre-season, and Spurs are no better off playing this waiting game either.

Serge Aurier is at the African Cup of Nations, nursing an injury, leaving just Trippier and Kyle Walker-Peters to start the season.

It will get to the point where surely sooner or later, Tottenham need to make a firm decision to keep Trippier, and show him some support. Uncertainty is no good for player or club. Especially a player whose confidence looked shot last season.

Kieran Trippier (2ndL) of Tottenham Hotspur excersises with teammates Kyle Walker-Peters (L) and Heung-Min Son (R) during their warming-up prior to start the UEFA Champions League group H...

Spurs certainly aren't being proactive with their own targets at right-back.

So if Tottenham aren't pushing to sign a replacement, and clubs aren't pushing to sign Trippier, the right-back needs to be supported, made to feel important to the club, with his confidence high to start the season.

After being left out of the recent England squad, Trippier should have plenty of motivation to improve.

A dejected Kieran Trippier of Tottenham during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on February 27, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

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