The Tottenham Hotspur right-back is reportedly nearing an exit from the club.
Danny Mills suggested that Tottenham ace Kieran Trippier could be making a very big mistake, when speaking exclusively to talkSPORT, as he closes in on a move to Spanish giants Atletico Madrid.
The 28-year-old Spurs ace is close to joining Diego Simeone’s side, according to BBC Sport, in a deal believed to be worth £20 million.
Trippier, who currently earns £65,000 per week according to Spotrac, really struggled for Tottenham last season, and he seemed to be a shadow of his former self.
Mauricio Pochettino has Serge Aurier, Kyle Walker-Peters and even Juan Foyth who can all play at right-back, so selling the England international for £20 million seems to make sense for the north London outfit.
Mills questioned whether Atletico Madrid is the right move for the former Burnley man, however, when speaking exclusively to talkSPORT:
“It does yes. This time last year, coming off the back fo the World Cup, he was like a hero. Suddenly, after one or two mistakes, it looks like he’s being moved on. It’s a very very strange situation, is Atletico the right club for him? They’re an ultra defensive club with a manager who basically says to his full-backs, ‘do not cross the halfway line’. It could be a difficult move for him. He’s going to have to make this work, otherwise, he could slip off the radar.”
The £20 million from Trippier’s potential sale will come in handy for Tottenham, as Pochettino tries to strengthen in other areas of the pitch.
The 28-year-old’s time with Spurs has been very up and down, and now seems like the right time for him to move on, for all parties involved.