Spurs sign Burnley full back Kieran Trippier on five-year deal

Posted on Jun 19 2015 - 10:13pm by Jak Penny

Tottenham have completed the signing of Kieran Trippier from Burnley with the full-back signing a five-year deal, the London club’s official website confirms.

The 24-year-old, who started his career as a youth team player at Manchester City, clocked up 185 appearances for the Clarets in four seasons at Turf Moor after joining at the start of the 2011/12 campaign.

And Mauricio Pochettino has swooped to land the highly-rated defender following Burnley’s relegation to the Championship after just a solitary season in the Premier League.

“It’s a great opportunity for me to sign for Spurs,” Trippier said

“When I first heard the club was interested I didn’t have to think twice because it’s such a big club and now I just can’t wait to get started and show everyone what I can do.

Trippier is Spurs’ second signing of the summer following the arrival of central defender Kevin Wimmer from Cologne for an undisclosed fee.

“I’m very keen to perform in training every single day and do the best I can. Whenever I get a chance I want to do well for the other players, the staff and of course the fans,” he added.

“The squad here is unbelievable, there’s so much quality in the team and I’m really looking forward to starting work in pre-season and being a part of that.”