Kieran Trippier‘s rise at Totteham Hotspur continues.
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The former Burnley right back became a regular for Spurs at the end of last season and was rewarded with a call-up to the English national team over the summer (making his debut against France) following his fine form.
That strong finish to last season has now earned Trippier, 26, a new deal at Spurs as he is the latest to pose with Mauricio Pochettino signing a new contract.
The deal runs until 2022 and after Kyle Walker‘s $65 million departure to Manchester City last week, Trippier is now Tottenham’s undisputed first-choice right back.
His pace and power mean he can cut it at the top end of the PL and Europe, while his supreme crossing ability led to plenty of chances for Spurs and ultimately made them feel more comfortable about selling Walker to Man City.
In many ways Trippier is a more complete player than Walker and Spurs picked him up in June 2015 for a reported $5 million.
Or, to put it in other terms, just over 12 Kyle Walker’s.
That’s what you call a bargain