Kieran Trippier has signed a new five-year contract with Tottenham, according to The Times.
That deal should give Manchester City a free run at Kyle Walker, who Spurs value at around £40 million.
But will the Manchester club be kicking themselves a little? Trippier was a product of the City academy until they let him go to Burnley for close to nothing in 2012.
Three years later, Spurs signed the defender for just £3.5 million, and towards the end of last season Trippier emerged as Mauricio Pochettino’s first choice right-back.
Walker and Pochettino were apparently involved in a disagreement regarding the England international’s fitness and ability to play more than one game a week.
As a result, Trippier began playing big matches ahead of Walker, who has been linked with a move to Manchester City ever since.
Walker might be the slightly superior all-round player, but City might just regret letting Trippier go. It could have saved them £40 million.