Trippier wants to ‘stay in England’ amid Juve talk
Kieran Trippier wants to stay in England, with the Tottenham defender generating talk of interest from Serie A giants Juventus and Napoli.The 28-year-old is among those who could be heading out of north London this summer as Mauricio Pochettino is finally freed to make adjustments to his squad after two windows of no movement.Trippier concedes that his performances in 2018-19 were not good enough, with his standards slipping on the back of a memorable World Cup campaign with England. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? He has already stated a preference to remain with Spurs, but accepts that decision may be taken out of his hands.Italy could be one potential landing spot for the right-back, but he is eager to continue his career in the Premier League.Quizzed again on his future in the wake of a Champions League final defeat to Liverpool, Trippier told reporters: “I don’t know.“I go home now, spend time with my family, just recover after a long, difficult season. Everybody’s got a decision to make, no matter what.“Obviously this club has been very good for me over the last few years but I’ll enjoy my summer, come back in pre-season and that’s when I’ll sit down with the manager and have a talk about my future.“I see a lot of speculation about me not being here. I give everything, 100 per cent every game, win lose or draw. So we’ll see what happens in pre-season.”Trippier, who has been left out of England’s squad for the Nations League finals, added on the rumours of a switch to continental Europe: “I want to stay in England. But what can you do?“I’ll see what happens and what the club wants, most importantly.“I give everything for this club – training sessions, games – so we’ll see what happens in pre-season.”Trippier has been with Tottenham since joining from Burnley in the summer of 2015.He has made 113 appearances across four seasons, with the right-back berth having been made his own in Pochettino’s plans since England team-mate Kyle Walker headed to Manchester City in 2017.