KIERAN Trippier completed a £3.5million move from Burnley to Spurs, as the Clarets edged closer to securing Matt Lowton from Aston Villa as his replacement.

As Trippier put pen to paper on a five-year contract at White Hart Lane, Burnley boss Sean Dyche was on the verge of tying up a three-year deal for Lowton, worth an initial £1m with the possibility of that rising to £2m with add-ons.

The 26-year-old is understood to be outlining the finer details of personal terms at Turf Moor. A medical is scheduled for early next week with a view to him becoming the club’s first summer signing.

Lowton, who has made more than 80 appearances for Villa since making a £3m move from Sheffield United to Villa Park in the summer of 2012, had offers from other Championship clubs but feels Burnley will provide him with the his best chance of regular first team football and a swift return to the Premier League.

Dyche this week revealed that he was working with his biggest budget in two and a half seasons as Burnley boss as the club target another promotion.

That may now be topped up by some or all of the £2.26m they will receive from Spurs for Trippier. Manchester City will get £1.24m as part of the deal due to a 40 per cent sell-on clause of any profit.

Of his move to Spurs, Trippier said: “It’s a great opportunity for me.
“When I first heard that the club was interested I didn’t have to think twice because it’s such a big club and now I just can’t wait to get started and show everyone what I can do.

“I’m very keen to perform in training every single day, do the best I can and hopefully get the nod from the gaffer.

“Whenever I get a chance, I want to do well for the other players, the staff and, of course, the fans.

“The squad here is unbelievable, there’s so much quality in the team and I’m really looking forward to starting work in pre-season and being a part of that.”

Trippier took to Twitter to express his gratitude to Burnley, writing: ‘I’d like to thank everyone involved at @BurnleyOfficial for 4 memorable years. A great club with great fans #UTC’.

The former Manchester City youngster impressed in his debut Premier League season with Burnley and he is relishing not only the opportunity to continue his career in the top flight, but also experience the Europa League.

“It’s an unbelievable feeling to be part of a club playing Premier League and Europa League football. It’s massive,” Trippier added.

“It’s always been a dream of mine to play in the Premier League and now being with a club regularly playing in Europe as well, I can’t wait to get underway.

“I enjoyed my time in the Premier League last year with Burnley, and hopefully I can bring some of the lessons that I learned to Tottenham when I get a chance.

“At Burnley, we knew it was going to be difficult last year but now, coming to Spurs, I want to improve.

“I’m hungry to remain involved in the Premier League, it’s where I’ve always wanted to be since I was very young and I’ve got a great chance now with Tottenham. I’ll take every opportunity I get with both hands and hopefully play my part for everyone at the club.”