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Manchester City would benefit from Arsenal defender deal

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Manchester City will be a major beneficiary if Arsenal pursue defender Kieran Trippier this summer.

The 23-year-old former England youth international has been linked with a move to the Gunners, whilst The Lancashire Telegraph claim that Newcastle and Stoke City have also shown an interest.

Burnley only signed the player back in January 2012, having watched him impress during an initial loan spell at Turf Moor.

And, the Citizens made sure they covered themselves when letting the player leave for the Championship, with the local paper claiming a 40% sell-on fee was added to his contract.

That means Sean Dyche will not let the player leave on the cheap – especially if the Clarets gain promotion to the Premier League this season.

Trippier never made a senior appearance for Manchester City, having joined the club’s academy as a nine-year-old. Despite signing a professional contract in 2008, an opportunity never arose at the Etihad Stadium.

Having searched for opportunities away from the Citizens, a big-move could be in the offing if he continues to impress.

And, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is one of those following the youngster, with reports in Italy claiming they would consider a move if Bacary Sagna leaves the Emirates Stadium.

Wenger has invested in young English talent before, with Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Carl Jenkinson all signed by the Gunners from the Football League.

And, Trippier would continue the tradition for Arsenal, despite City gaining from a possible move.

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