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The summer transfer we’ve all joked about could actually be happening after all

Trippier’s impressive displays at the World Cup have made him a target for major clubs

It’s safe to say that Kieran Trippier was one of the success stories of the World Cup.

Not only was he England’s best player, he was arguably one of the best wing-backs at the tournament and made several publications very own best XI of the World Cup.

Bury Beckham

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Bury Beckham

As you may know, Real Madrid always have to buy the breakout star of each World Cup.

They did it with Fabio Cannavaro in 2006, Sami Khedira and Mesut Ozil in 2010 and even snapped up 2014’s Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez.

And now it seems they’ve got their beady eyes on Trippier.

Yes, really.

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We’ve made plenty of jokes about it, but sources close to the player have spoken openly about the England defender being aware of Real’s interest.

And it is understood that Trippier’s impressive performances for the Three Lions at the World Cup have made him a major target for big clubs in England and Europe.

Trippier scored the opener in the eventual semi-final defeat to Croatia

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Trippier scored the opener in the eventual semi-final defeat to Croatia

Trippier, 27, arrived at Spurs from Burnley for just £3.5million in 2015.

But his value now would be north of £50m — a record fee for an English player.

Spurs would strongly resist any formal approach for the player, who signed a five-year deal only last summer.

Trippier in action with Real midfielder Isco during a Champions League clash last season

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Trippier in action with Real midfielder Isco during a Champions League clash last season

Los Blancos have already spent £31m this month on Real Sociedad right-back Alvaro Odriozola.

Spain international Dani Carvajal was first-choice for the position last term.

Splashing out £50m on another full-back would be a surprising move for the Spanish giants, especially as they need big money to replace Cristiano Ronaldo after his transfer to Juventus.

Trippier, though, is represented by the Stellar Group — the firm headed by Jonathan Barnett, which negotiated Gareth Bale’s then world-record £86m transfer to the Bernabeu from Tottenham back in 2013.