Danny Mills has urged Tottenham to “pull the plug” on the summer exit of defender Kieran Trippier.
As revealed by Football Insider, Napoli are “confident” of signing the England international after the Champions League final despite Spurs chairman Daniel Levy valuing him at £50million.
Trippier has had a mixed season after an impressive 2017-18 campaign that culminated in a headline role for the England side that reached last summer’s World Cup finals.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, ex-England right-back Mills claimed Spurs would be making a mistake if they offload Trippier.
“Tottenham have to be very careful about selling him,” Mills said. “He has had a drop in standards after the World Cup, but he is undoubtedly a very good player.
“Spurs should not let one of their best players go. Trippier has not had a disastrous season and I would definitely not sell him and pull the plug. Sure, he’s not been as good as he was last season, when he was exceptional.
“But you can’t say to him, ‘we are going to get rid of you’. You keep him and work with him. I’m very confident he will be better next season.”
Trippier joined Spurs from Burnley in 2015 for £5million and has made 113 appearances and established himself as the first choice right-back since the exit of Kyle Walker two summers ago.
The 28-year-old is likely to get the nod to start the Champions League final against Liverpool ahead of Serge Aurier.
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