The first batch of Tottenham players returned to Hotspur Way for the start of pre-season today – and there was a surprise among the returning party.
Spurs’ official twitter account posted a video, which included the likes or Eric Dier, Harry Winks, Erik Lamela, Ben Davies, who recently recovered from a hernia operation, Kyle Walker-Peters and Lucas Moura, all reporting back to their Enfield training base as they begin preparations for their season opener against newly promoted Aston Villa on August 10th.
But perhaps one player that not many expected to see back was Kieran Trippier.
The 28-year-old right-back has been heavily linked with a move away from North London since the end of last season – with a host of Italian clubs reported to be fighting for his signature.
Serie A champions Juventus remain the bookies favourites to sign the former Burnley defender, who endured a tough time at Tottenham last season, but for now, Trippier’s focus remains with the Champions League finalists.
The rest of the Spurs squad will return over the coming weeks, whilst Juan Foyth, Davinson Sanchez, Serge Aurier and Victor Wanyama, who represented their countries at the Copa America and African Cup of Nations respectively, aren’t expected to be seen until August.
Here is that video.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 8, 2019
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