After the dust has settled from the departure of Kyle Walker to Manchester City it is clear to see that life goes on at Tottenham Hotspur with the announcement that Kieran Trippier has signed a new contract with the club, one that will see him commit his future to the North London outfit until 2022.
This is a just reward for the former Burnley defender as his role at the club has gone from solid understudy to now first choice right back for both club and country and it is testament his performances at the tail end of last season which have seen Tottenham ready and willing to tie him down to the club.
With his current employers now one player lighter in the right back department questions have been asked as to who exactly will replace Kyle Walker, the question should now be who will fill the role as understudy to Trippier as this new deal would highly indicate that he will be one of the first names on the team sheet next season.
And it’s credit to the 26 year old that has been rewarded with such a handsome new deal as although his game time has been not as forthcoming as he would have perhaps liked he has never moaned about the situation and when given the chance to perform he has taken it with both hands.
It would have been those displays in the tail end of the 2016/17 campaign which would have reassured manager Mauricio Pochettino that everything would be fine should the departure of Walker finally come to fruition and although City have picked up a talented player it should however that Spurs do not miss a step in his absence.
Whether Tottenham look in the transfer market for a backup to Trippier or promote from within by using Kyle Walker-Peters in an increased role this season remains to be seen but one thing is for sure whoever the opt for is going to have a hard task of usurping the player that started his career somewhat ironically what with recent goings on at Manchester City.
For Tottenham fans it may not be a new face coming into the club but this will no doubt be viewed as a positive news what with it being a sign that another player is in for the long haul with what is a very exciting era for the club being just around the corner.