Trippier deal puts Walker’s Tottenham Hotspur future into further doubt

Tottenham Hotspur are preparing to offer Kieran Trippier a new five-year contract, according to The Telegraph.

What’s the word?

The 26-year-old has taken time to force his way into Spurs’ first XI following his 2015 move from Burnley.

In his first season at the club, he started five Premier League games and came off the bench in another.

Last season, he still had limited game time, featuring in the starting lineup on six occasions in the top flight, with a further six being substitute appearances.

However, manager Mauricio Pochettino was impressed by the right-back towards the closing stages of the campaign and rewarded Trippier’s performances with starting spots in big games.

The former Manchester City player was in the first XI for Tottenham’s FA Cup clash against Chelsea, as well as in Premier League matches against Arsenal and Manchester United.

The Telegraph claims that the North London outfit want to offer the right-back improved terms as Pochettino sees him as a regular in the team for next season.

What does this mean for Walker?

Well, the England international has been a regular fixture in the transfer gossip pages already this summer.

It is believed that the 27-year-old was left disappointed when dropped by Pochettino for some important matches last season.

Numerous reports in the British media have claimed that Walker is a top target for Manchester City, but according to The Independent, talks could drag on.

The publication claims that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will not budge from his valuation, thought to be close to £50m.

It could end up being a drawn out saga, but if Trippier signs a new long-term deal, it puts Walker’s future at Spurs into further doubt.