The life of a top-flight footballer must be tough.
Millions in the bank, exotic holiday’s and you get most afternoon’s off, who would want that?
Throw into the mix two Italian heavyweights tussling for your signature then you can see the troubles Spurs right-back Kieran Trippier is faced with.
It is clear that Mauricio Pochettino is happy to let Trippier leave White Hart Lane (or whatever it’s called) this summer with a fee of around £25 million mooted as the figure for the 28-year-old.
That sounds like something of a bargain for a star of the World Cup and regular in his sides run to the Champions League final.
However, with Serge Aurier and youngster Kyle Walker-Peters waiting in the wings at right-back, Pochettino feels that position is well covered for the foreseeable and it is one area he can generate even more funds into the Spurs coffers.
Do not feel bad for Trippier as the two sides tussling for his signature are none other than Juventus and Napoli.
Arguably the two biggest clubs in Italy as both sides would represent a great step in Trippier’s career.
New Juventus boss Mauricio Sarri is keen on the defender and knows him reasonably well having seen him up close and personal on the pitch when manager of Chelsea.
However, it looks like Juve right-back Cancelo is heading to Manchester City despite having only joined the Old Lady last season and Sarri wants Trippier as his replacement.
Napoli may be one-step further down the road though having already opened talks with Tottenham about Trippier and it is another former Chelsea gaffer who set the transfer in motion.
Carlo Ancelotti is the Napoli manage and he clearly sees something in the English defender two.
A nice position to be in then for Trippier who after losing his place in the England squad for the Nation’s League finals, appears to be happy to try a new challenge.
If Tottenham do get £25 million for the 28-year-old, it will see Spurs gain a £3.5 million profit on the player they signed from Burnley four-years ago and wherever he goes, it looks like being a transfer saga in which everyone comes out a winner.
Cheerio Kieran and best of luck.