Having secured automatic promotion to the Premier League, Burnley have set their sights on tying Kieran Trippier to a new contract.
The 23-year-old has been one of the stars of the season for the Clarets, playing 41 times for the side with the meanest defensive record in the Championship. With just one year remaining on his existing contract, it is no surprise that manager Sean Dyche is eager to tie the right fullback to a new deal ahead of the summer window.
Trippier, for his part, has confirmed that discussions have already begun. And having been rejected by Manchester City, which led to his move across Lancashire in January 2012, the youngster has also revealed that he is eager to return to the Etihad Stadium as a Premier League player, and proving a point to the current title favourites.
“I’m just looking to play in the Premier League now I want to play against the best players, the best teams and better myself,” Trippier told the Lancashire Telegraph. “That’s my dream since I was at Manchester City. I’m looking forward to going to the Etihad. City let me go and I don’t think I got the opportunity there, but I came here and I’ve enjoyed myself.
“I’ve been here three seasons now and been player of the year and got a promotion, so it’s not been bad! I’ve always said to myself, my dad, my mum, I’ll never make a better decision in my career to sign for Burnley. I’ve got a year left [on contract], I’m enjoying my football here, and we’re in talks. I’m happy at Burnley, so we’ll see what happens.”