It only makes sense, then, that given Coleman’s long term injury, Ronald Koeman would want to escalate the urgency of the search for a new right back. The latest name to come out of the rumor mill is Tottenham Hotspur’s Kieran Trippier.
Trippier, 26, is stuck behind Kyle Walker, who is perhaps the best right sided fullback in the Premier League. There’s no shame in being unable to win that depth chart battle, but Trippier, being fairly talented himself, may want to move to a club that can offer additional playing time.
Purchased from Burnley for £3.5 million in 2015, Trippier is now valued at around £5 million. The Englishman has a remarkable 9 goals and 51 assists in his senior team career, including 3 this season in the Premier League, playing some very limited first team minutes.
As you might guess from those gaudy assist totals, Trippier is quite talented in terms of ball delivery and would offer a great deal more contributing in attack than Mason Holgate.
Of course, there’s no replacing Seamus Coleman, but if the Blues are looking for a reasonable facsimile, they could do worse than Kieran Trippier.