New deal proves Trippier is becoming crucial member of Tottenham Hotspur team

Tottenham Hotspur intend to reject Napoli’s interest in Kieran Trippier and hand the right-back a new contract, according to the London Evening Standard.

What’s the word?

The 27-year-old was predominantly a fringe player before Kyle Walker left to join Manchester City last summer.

The transfer gave Trippier an opportunity to prove his quality to manager Mauricio Pochettino, and he managed to do so.

Last season, the England international started 21 Premier league matches, and 35 total in all competitions.

During that time, Trippier registered nine assists, and his performances down the right-hand side have seemingly attracted the attention of Napoli.

The London Evening Standard claims that the Serie A giants are preparing to make a move, but Tottenham will reject their advances.

In fact, the North London outfit plan to reward the full-back with a new deal worth around £50,000 per week.

How important is Trippier?

The former Burnley player has not always had the full support of the Tottenham fanbase.

In the early stages of this season, he put in some shaky performances, but as time has progressed, Trippier has become a lot more reliable at right-back.

The fact that he has been included in Gareth Southgate’s England World Cup squad for Russia 2018 proves how impressive his season has been.

When Walker left, Spurs could have thrown bundles of cash at a world-class replacement, but showing faith in Trippier has been the right call.

On top of that, the England international has a good relationship with Pochettino, which can only bode well for both the club and the player.