Kieran Trippier has inked a long-term deal with Tottenham Hotspur to keep him at the club until the summer of 2022. The 26-year-old become the first-choice right wing-back for Spurs in the backend of last season, and he has now been rewarded for his efforts.
Trippier joined the north London giants from Burnley in the summer of 2015, and he was originally seen as a backup option to Kyle Walker, who was a favourite among the Spurs faithful. However, the one-time England international took the chance at his disposal and eventually ousted Walker from his position of comfort.
Walker sealed his move to Manchester City in a £50m deal earlier this month after he was offered the chance to double your contract, and this will assure Trippier of a regular starting role for the 2017/18 season and beyond.
Trippier told Spurs TV on his new deal: “It’s a great achievement for myself. I’m delighted to get it signed. I’ve learnt a lot for example in the Europa League and Champions League, playing with the players they have here and the manager also. It’s been a great experience and I’ve progressed a lot and I have to thank my manager and teammates for that. At the back end of last season, I was really enjoying it. I didn’t want it to end.”
Spurs are on the search for a new full-back, who could potentially provide competition to Trippier, but the Englishman will be confident of sealing his berth, should he maintain his performances in the backend of the previous season. Mauricio Pochettino’s side have yet to make any notable signing in this summer’s transfer window, and this presents the confidence the manager has in his players, who propelled the club to their best ever finish in the Premier League era. A number of first-choice players have been linked with big-money moves but the club are likely to fend off interest by placing substantial price tags.