Kieran Trippier had a very impressive season with Burnley as he performed in 38 league matches and was also named in the Championship PFA Team of the Year for a 2nd successive season.
With only 24 years of age, Trippier has his entire career lying ahead of him and Tottenham Hotspur took full advantage of this as the Premier League club signed the young defender on a 5 year long deal for a transfer fee of €3.5 million.
Following his exit from Burnley, Trippier thanked the fans of the club as he said: “Everyone, from the gaffer to the fans themselves, have supported me for four years and I will never forget that. It is devastating to leave Burnley, but I want to play in the Premier League and be the best player I can be. I’d like to think I’ve given everything to the club. I always gave 110%.”
The 24 years old defender who has been going through outstanding seasons was sold to Tottenham Hotspur for a price tag which is much lower than what he is actually worth and this is due to a clause in the contract of the player which allowed Manchester City on receiving 40% of any profit from the former player.
The clause in the contract of Kieran Trippier allowed the player to be sold from Burnley on a cheaper price if they were relegated from the Premier League and this is exactly what happened as Burnley finished the previous season in the 19th spot after only being able to win 7 league matches which was the lowest amount of victories of any club from the entire Premier League.
Kieran Trippier admitted in saying that he didn’t want to leave Burnley but he couldn’t reject the opportunity to play in Tottenham Hotspur and perform in the Premier League.