The England international has vowed to see out his playing days at Turf Moor after completing his spell in La Liga.
Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier has outlined his plans to retire at Burnley, insisting the Clarets are the”only club” he’d go back to England for.
Trippier joined Burnley from Manchester City back in 2012, committing to a three-and-a-half-year deal following a successful loan stint at Turf Moor.
The English right-back racked up 185 looks across all contests for Burnley in total, scoring seven goals, and played a vital role in helping the team to earn promotion into the Premier League.
Tottenham snapped Trippier up to get a bargain fee of 3.5 million in 2015, and he went on to establish himself as one of the most consistent performers in the top flight.
The 29-year-old was a fixture in Mauricio Pochettino’s line-up as Spurs evolved to top-four regulars and decoration contenders, but their trip to the top came to an end after suffering a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Liverpool in last year’s Champions League closing.
Trippier was sold to Atletico Madrid for #20 million ($27m) in one of those surprise movements of summer, and he’s now tied into a contract in Wanda Metropolitano that’s set to run through to 2022.
The England international has expressed a desire to return to Burnley when he renders Spain, as he looks forward to a reunion with head coach Sean Dyche.
“I would like to retire there. That is my goal, to retire at Burnley. I have a great relationship with Sean Dyche,” Trippier told the Burnley Express.
“I wish to play as large as I can for as long as I can, but I will know when the time is correct. If I am at Atleti for the following two years that will take me to 32 and Burnley’s the only club that I would return to England for.
“That is how I want it to plan out. I wish to play for as long as I can then finish playing with a manager like Sean Dyche while finishing my career in Burnley. That’s where I wish to finish.”
Trippier went on to show that he still keeps in touch with Dyche while opening up on his future ambitions to follow in the 48-year-old’s footsteps by training at Turf Moor.
“I have spoken to him a few times a week since I left Burnley,” he added. “I always have done. We’ve got a fantastic relationship.
“We are in contact with constantly about family, soccer, he mithers me about taking me back one day! It will happen one day for sure, I will 100% return playing for them.
“Then, I’d begin my coaching badges and I would really like to coach at Burnley. I would just love to go where Sean Dyche goes because I have a terrific relationship with him.”