It’s been a bit of an uncertain summer for Tottenham Hotspur right backs. One thing, however, is for certain, and that is that Kieran Trippier seems to be the nailed on starter, particularly after signing a new five-year deal with the club.
The deal will keep the soon to be 27 year-old Trippier at the club through the 2022 season. Trippier has made 41 appearances, though only 18 of those have come in the Premier League, for Spurs since joining from Burnley in 2015. Despite limited minutes in the Premier League, Trippier still managed five assists in the league, more than any other defender not named Kyle Walker.
There’s been no official word on what the terms of the deal are, but one has to imagine that the deal puts Trippier’s wages on par with those of many of the other first XI at Tottenham. Previous reports seem to indicate that Trippier was getting a significant bump in pay, up to £65,000 per week.
The new deal seems to be just another indicator of the esteem that Tottenham and manager Mauricio Pochettino have for the diminutive right back. With a new contract and rumors that Spurs have pulled out of the running for other fullbacks, it looks like the club is content to push ahead with Trippier as its first-choice right back.