Spurs ‘reject approaches’ for full-back as Trippier departs

Spurs ‘reject approaches’ for full-back as Trippier departs

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Tottenham rejected two approaches for Kyle Walker-Peters earlier this summer, according to reliable Spurs journalist Dan Kilpatrick.

Kieran Tripper officially left Tottenham on Wednesday, joining Atletico Madrid in a deal reported to be worth around £20 million.

That leaves Spurs with Walker-Peters, Serge Aurier and potentially Juan Foyth as right-back options for the 2019/20 season, unless the club tries to directly replace Trippier with a new signing.

But Kilpatrick, who writes for the London Evening Standard, claims Pochettino is happy with the options he currently has at his disposal, suggesting Foyth will play on the right more often next term.

What’s more, Kilpatrick has revealed Crystal Palace and RB Leipzig were both turned away when they made enquiries about Walker-Peters earlier in the transfer window.

Palace are in need of a right-back after selling Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United, while Leipzig are among the German clubs keen on recruiting young English players.

It certainly looks like Pochettino has plans for Walker-Peters, who didn’t play as often as he’d have liked to last season.

It remains to be seen if one of the Tottenham right-backs will emerge as a regular starter or whether Pochettino will regularly rotate the trio.

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