Tottenham Hotspur reportedly don’t plan to sign another right back.
Tottenham Hotspur confirmed a major exit on Wednesday, as right back Kieran Trippier has left the club to join Atletico Madrid over in Spain.
Trippier, 28, has spent four years with Spurs having joined from Burnley in 2015, and he racked up more than 100 appearances for the club.
The England international has been relied upon heavily since Kyle Walker’s exit in 2017, but Spurs have chosen to cash in and sell him to Diego Simeone’s Atletico.
You would think that this leaves Tottenham with a major hole to fill in the transfer market, but that may not actually be the case for Mauricio Pochettino.
The London Evening Standard claim that Pochettino has no plans to make a signing to replace Trippier, and will instead go with what he already has in the position.
That’s somewhat strange as the current options are Serge Aurier, Kyle Walker-Peters and Juan Foyth; so, a player who is also available, a youngster with just four Premier League starts last season and a centre back who was sent off in his last appearance at right back.
Unsurprisingly, Pochettino’s plans haven’t gone down well with fans, with many taking to Twitter to claim that this is a terrible idea given the options he actually has.
Some feel that Tottenham are showing no ambition by not going for a Trippier replacement, adding that it’s hard to trust in Pochettino on this subject, as he showed little faith in any of the other options last season, but now they’re expected to play regularly.
Not shocked or surprised with this club anymore no ambition at all— Pete vara (@PeteVarah) July 17, 2019
Those options aren’t good enough. Poch what are you doing— Paul Ferguson (@Fergz16) July 17, 2019
“In Poch we trust” and all that, but it’s hard to have faith when he didn’t give any of those three more than a handful of game last season. They were all clearly behind Trippier in the pecking order. Arrrrgh, trying to keep an open mind but it ain’t easy.— Steven Garth Endersby (@SGEndersby) July 17, 2019
A club that is now a massive force— #WelcomeTanguy (@MarkTho91202887) July 17, 2019
A club that is changing how they do things
A club who is setting a statement in the transfer market
A club that is behaving like big clubs
Is going to experiment with a CB at RB and a youngster who couldn’t get gametime last season
Terrible idea— N’HypeMort (@HypeMort) July 17, 2019
Oh boy. https://t.co/z4u6tvYVaV— Unfitforpurpose (@unfitforpurpose) July 17, 2019
It’s a no from me, chief. Quite like the idea of Aurier being given the starting spot but he seems to be made out of wet paper. https://t.co/v1reoHBYb8— ° (@AIonso_) July 17, 2019
This actually worries me. all last season these 3 didn’t get a sniff of the first team which is why Tripper was run into the ground… https://t.co/T6XoxlNgJu— Hanks (@OptimusGinge) July 17, 2019
This better be a joke https://t.co/pFx1GP62yG— Chris (@PochOnPoint) July 17, 2019
Just want to be on record that this is an awful idea before it happens. https://t.co/B62xxpgnEx— Ovaltine Jenkins (@BenoitsSmartCar) July 17, 2019
NO!— Heung Jury (@aidanisaac93) July 17, 2019
Firstly, this stinks of the same situation as last year where nobody Poch wants is available.
Even if midfield gets completely sorted this summer as well as a back up forward, this is going to leave FB still being a big problem on both sides (even if they sign Sessegnon) https://t.co/bCWgNQAuvT
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