Having landed Kieran Trippier, Tottenham Hotspur are thought to be open to the idea of letting Kyle Walker leave ahead of the new season.
Walker endured a miserable 2014/15 campaign for the White Hart Lane club, with a hip injury restricting him to just 22 appearances in all competitions the first of which came in December. This has also seen him lose ground on the international front, and he is now considered to be behind Southampton’s Nathaniel Clyne and Manchester United’s Phil Jones for a starting place.
And it looks as though the 25-year-old could face a fight to earn regular action at Spurs next term, after the capital club paid £3.5million to lure Trippier from Burnley. The 24-year-old impressed for the relegated Lancastrians during the course of the last campaign, in which he played every Premier League fixture and also featured twice in the FA Cup and once in the League Cup.
According to the Daily Mail, the former Manchester City youngster has been added to Mauricio Pochettino’s squad with the intention of being in the first team, and this would leave Walker kicking his heels on the bench. However, the tabloid also claim Tottenham could be willing to sell the right back, who they signed from Sheffield United in 2009 for a fee of around £5million.
It is thought that Manchester United, Stoke City, Sunderland and West Ham United could all be interested in Walker, who has another four years remaining on his contract. Spurs chairman Daniel Levy would want a handsome fee for the player, but considering Clyne is likely to leave Southampton for no less than £15million, he may find it difficult to demand a higher fee.