Atletico Madrid have joined the race to sign Tottenham Hotspur defender Kieran Trippier, whose days at the club look to be numbered, reports The Daily Mail.

The right-back has had a difficult season in which neither he nor Serge Aurier has performed consistently for Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino.

Trippier helped England reach the World Cup semi-finals but has failed to maintain that level of performance in a Tottenham shirt this season.

As a result, Pochettino has recently played Juan Foyth in the position and it emerged last week that Trippier could be sold in the summer.

Italian side Napoli were reported to be interested in signing the Tottenham ace but now Spain is a potential destination with Atletico joining the race.

The Sun also reports that Manchester United are open to the idea of bringing the 28-year-old to Old Trafford.

The Mail claims that Spurs want to sign two new fullbacks this summer, meaning Pochettino will have to sell defenders to finance deals.

And Tottenham have reportedly already knocked back bids in the region of £15 million for Trippier, who cost them around £3.5 million from Burnley in June 2015.

If there is interest from more than one club, Spurs may feel confident in holding off accepting any bids until any potential suitor gets closer to their valuation of the player.

According to The Sun, Tottenham value Trippier at around £40 million, meaning that there is a considerable way to go before any bid is accepted.

Their report claims that if United cannot sign the England international they will instead turn their attentions to Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Should Trippier, Aurier, or both depart in the summer, it could also mean that Pochettino feels Kyle Walker-Peters is ready for more first-team chances.


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