Former Tottenham defender Pascal Chimbonda reckons that Kieran Trippier and Victor Wanyama will remain at the club next season.

Chimbonda, who spent two-and-half years at Spurs in two separate spells, is confident that the pair will still be Tottenham players after the transfer window has closed, despite both having being heavily linked with moves away from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Trippier has been reportedly put on the transfer list by Mauricio Pochettino after an inconsistent campaign in 2018/2019, in which he made a host of defensive errors, but the England right-back, who was left out of Gareth Southgate’s squad for the Nations League last month, returned to Hotspur Way yesterday for the start of pre-season.

As for Wanyama, his last two seasons at Tottenham have been wrecked by injuries, whilst the signing of Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon means that the Kenyan international has been pushed even further down the pecking order in Spurs’ midfield, but Chimbonda thinks he could be an important player for the North London side next season.

Speaking to Sportingbet, the French defender, who won the League Cup with Tottenham in 2008, said: “Tripper won’t be sold this window and will remain Tottenham’s first choice right back. He clearly struggled last season, but he will be a completely new player now he’s had a summer to rest without any international tournaments.

“With Aurier being injured throughout the season, it didn’t give Tripper a chance to rest when he needed it most. He’s proven he can play at the top level and you don’t lose that overnight. I expect we’ll see Tripper back to his best next season.

“Wanyama will be like a new signing for Tottenham next season. He managed to stay injury free towards the end of the season and played some much needed first team football. He was a little rusty, but he can now kick on and start the season fresh.”

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