Former Tottenham defender Kieran Trippier has revealed that Burnley are the only club that could tempt him to come back to the Premier League.

The 29-year-old, who is currently plying his trade at La Liga giant Atletico Madrid, enjoyed four successful seasons with the Clarets between 2012 and 2015 and was a pivotal part of the side that were promoted back to the topflight in 2013/2014.

Trippier joined Tottenham from Burnley soon after Sean Dyche’s men had been relegated from the Premier League.

The right-back endured a difficult first few campaigns at White Hart Lane, but improved massively towards the end of the 2016/2017 season and made the right-back spot his own after Kyle Walker made the switch to Manchester City.

Trippier would go on to play for England and topped an impressive 2018 by being named in the World Cup Team of the Tournament – which was helped by his free-kick vs Croatia.

However, despite an enjoyable period under Mauricio Pochettino, Trippier said that Burnley are the English club he’d play for again.

“I would love to retire there. That’s my aim, to retire at Burnley. I have a great relationship with Sean Dyche,” the Atletico man told the Burnley Express.

“I want to play as high as I can for as long as I can, but I’ll know when the time is right. If I’m at Atleti for another two years that’ll take me to 32 and Burnley’s the only club that I’d come back to England for.

“That’s the way I want it to plan out. I want to play here for as long as I can and then finish playing for a manager like Sean Dyche while ending my career at Burnley. That’s where I want to finish.”



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