The West Midlands-based newspaper Express & Star have claimed that Aston Villa are ready to make a loan move for Kieran Trippier.
Such a deal seems unlikely on a number of levels. Firstly it seems that DeAndre Yedlin will leave Spurs this summer, with Derby and Hull reportedly interested in signing the USA international.
Mauricio Pochettino left Yedlin out of the trip to Norway to play Inter Milan, preferring to take Trippier as Kyle Walker’s deputy. Since then Yedlin has been heavily linked with a move away from White Hart Lane.
There’s also the fact that even if Tottenham did decide to keep Yedlin and move Trippier on, it’s unlikely that they would allow the former Burnley full-back to leave on loan rather than selling him. Southampton were reported to be considering a move for Trippier earlier this summer and there would surely be clubs willing to pay a fee for a proven Premier League performer.
Finally, it would seem a strange move for Trippier. Having been let go by Manchester City earlier on in his career, Trippier has worked hard to get back to the top flight. So why would he drop down a division, rather than to remain in the Premier League?
We think that it will be Yedlin who leaves Spurs before the transfer window ends and Villa could do worse than considering signing the American rather than Trippier.