Napoli ‘open talks’ with Tottenham over £25million Kieran Trippier, but new Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri is also interested in the full-back
- Juventus and Napoli are competing for Tottenham full-back Kieran Trippier
- Tottenham currently have backup £25million player, and may let him go
- If he goes to Juventus, he may be replacing potentially City-bound Joao Cancelo
Serie A juggernauts Juventus and Napoli are in competition to sign Tottenham and England full-back Kieran Trippier, according to The Mirror.
Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti has reportedly already opened talks with Spurs to sign Trippier, who may be available for around £25million.
However, new Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri also has his eye on the 28-year-old, having seen him in action in Chelsea’s battles with Tottenham last season.
Juventus and Napoli are in competition to sign Tottenham Hotspur full-back Kieran Trippier
If he joins Juventus, Kieran Trippier may be replacing Joao Cancelo if he goes to Man City
Juventus’ Joao Cancelo may be heading off to Manchester City this summer, despite only signing with the Italian champions a year ago.
If he does, Trippier would slot in nicely in that role. Plus, Spurs already have a couple of players competing for Trippier’s position in Serge Aurier and Kyle Walker-Peters.
Trippier played 27 times in the league for Spurs last season, scoring a goal and getting three assists.
He also played eight times on the club’s run to the Champions League final, picking up two assists along the way. He also made a couple of appearances in the EFL Cup, and one in the FA Cup.
Tottenham have backups to Kieran Trippier, including Serge Aurier and Kyle Walker-Peters
Tottenham are looking to bolster the squad in a number of areas, but are also willing to part with Trippier if the right offer comes along.
They have their eye on Leeds winger Jack Clarke, as well as FC Nordsjaelland winger Andreas Skov Olsen.
The trouble for Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is that the likes of Christian Eriksen and Danny Rose may also be looking elsewhere.