Tottenham Hotspur right-back Kieran Trippier is a transfer target for Real Madrid, according to The Sun.
The 27-year-old joined Spurs from Burnley in 2015 and was originally seen as an understudy for Kyle Walker, but has since come into his own for club and country.
He had a very impressive World Cup and was one of England’s best players as the Three Lions reached the Semi Finals, and the wing-back was named in Fifa’s Team of the Tournament.
Now it appears Real Madrid are interested in the pacy defender and are willing to pay £50million to sign the player who is valued at £27million on Transfermarkt.
If there was ever a time for Tottenham to sell their prized asset it would be now after his stunning World Cup displays.
However, with a dearth of quality wing-backs around and Mauricio Pochettino employing a system that relies on them heavily, it would be foolish for Tottenham to sell Trippier, even if Madrid are prepared to pay over the odds for what would be a world record transfer fee for an English player.
Spurs know all too well how difficult it is for a player to say no to Real Madrid but they should do all they can to keep the talent at White Hart Lane for next season.