Place of birth: Bury. Citizenship: England. Height: 1,73 m. Position: Right-Back. Contract expires: Agent: PIR. Current international: England. Log in. Profile Settings Log out.
Kieran Trippier: An Englishman Rejuvenated in Madrid
Trippier started his career in the youth system at Manchester City but failed to make the breakthrough to the first team, having two loans at Championship club Barnsley. In , he signed for Championship club Burnley on a season-long loan which was made permanent in January for an undisclosed fee. In , he secured promotion with Burnley to the Premier League as the team finished runners-up in the Championship. Trippier joined Manchester City 's academy at the age of nine, where he progressed through the ranks at the club, signing his first professional contract in In February , he joined Championship club Barnsley on a one-month loan. In July , Trippier joined Championship club Burnley on a season-long loan as a replacement for the departing Tyrone Mears. Trippier again went on to impress in his second season with the club being a virtual ever-present as he was named in the Championship PFA Team of the Year for — Despite rumours of a move to Southampton , Trippier confirmed he was "really happy at the club" and that he was "not thinking of leaving".
Tottenham Hotspur News. Kieran Trippier says he has mixed emotions about his last year at Tottenham - and probably knew his time was up months before the Champions League final. The England right-back says he had heard Spurs were offering him to other clubs as early as March , and that he could not get a definitive answer on his future from then-manager Mauricio Pochettino. Trippier joined Atletico Madrid last summer and has strengthened under Diego Simeone, while Spurs have since replaced Pochettino with Jose Mourinho and qualification to the Champions League is in serious doubt. He told the Beautiful Game podcast: "I had mixed emotions throughout the season. Injuries played a massive part on my form. I told them I needed surgery.
The year-old right-back from Bury signed a three-year-deal, swapping London for Madrid. The England defender sought pastures anew after a tough final season at Tottenham Hotspur. I was playing games at 60 or 70 per cent. Maybe I should have taken a step back. Clearly, a fresh opportunity was needed from the mixed messages he was receiving at Spurs about whether or not he was a valuable member of the squad for the future. But he was full of praise for what he had done for him. He added he would have stayed had he had the full backing of his manager:. Trippier also had words for the fans , saying he had fond memories of his five years at Tottenham and thanked them for their support. When he left in January we all felt his lack of presence and drop in quality. He gave us that extra quality.