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Exclusive: Spurs legend calls for shock return of Kieran Trippier

Former Tottenham Hotspur star Graham Roberts has urged the club to try to bring Kieran Trippier back this summer.

The right-back was sold by Mauricio Pochettino and left the club in 2019 to join Atletico Madrid for a fee of £20m.

He has gone on to win La Liga with Diego Simeone, becoming another player to depart Spurs and win a trophy.

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Trippier spent four years at Spurs, emerging as their first-choice right-back following the departure of Kyle Walker to Manchester City.

In total, the ex-Burnley defender made 114 appearances for Spurs, scoring twice and laying on 24 assists.

Roberts thinks that Spurs need to sign a right-back this summer, after Matt Doherty’s struggles in 2020/21, and Serge Aurier claiming that he has come to the end of his time in north London.

Trippier has been linked with an exit from Atletico, with Manchester United seen as a possible landing spot, but Roberts thinks that the club should insert themselves into the race and try to bring the 30-year-old back to north London.

Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, Roberts said: “A decent right-back is going to cost you £30 million or £40 million.

“If I was a coach now, I would say to Kieran Trippier, ‘come back’, he knows how to be a right-back.”

Article title: Exclusive: Spurs legend calls for shock return of Kieran Trippier

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