Spurs slap £30.2m asking price on Trippier

Tottenham Hotspur have slapped a €35million (£30.2m) asking price on Kieran Trippier amid interest from both Napoli and Manchester United, per Gianluca Di Marzio.

What’s the word?

Trippier has already been the subject of a bid from Napoli, per the aforementioned report, with Carlo Ancelotti’s side “insisting” on the signing of the England international.

An offer worth as much as €20m (£17.9m) has been submitted to the Premier League side, but they have demanded a fee of £30.2m to countenance a sale.

However, United are also said to be monitoring developments and Trippier, who was born in Bury, is said to prefer a possible move to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

The right-back, who enjoyed a fantastic 2018 World Cup, has struggled for form this season but he has still made 34 appearances in all competitions for Spurs, who are third in the Premier League and in the Champions League semi-finals.

Levy’s greatest trick

Receiving over £30m for Trippier will only further enhance the legend of Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.

The right-back has been a liability for much of this season and proved that with a truly shambolic own goal in the Premier League clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

It is crazy that both United and Napoli, two clubs of great European renown, are even contemplating the idea of signing Trippier.

If they actually meet Levy’s asking price – he is a feared negotiator and has a reputation for squeezing every last penny out of buying clubs – then perhaps the game truly has gone mad.

On this form, Trippier is worth a third of his purported value.