Bury-born Trippier came through the ranks at City, and after being handed his first professional contract here aged 17 the future looked bright in blue for the promising fullback.
After starring in the 2008 FA Youth Cup final, a competition with City have reached for the third consecutive year now, it would have been adverse to not give him a shot in the first team.
However, the takeover at this time stalled his path to the first team with considerable fees being paid left, right and center for high-profile names to create a plethora of ready-made, trophy challenging talent.
This lead to multiple loan spells, including a tenure at Barnsley and a loan which was made permanent to Burnley whereby he thrived for three years. Trippier prospered in the Premier League and so Spurs came calling where he now plays second fiddle to Kyle Walker.
Given that both of City’s right backs are out of contract this summer, Trippier’s energy and innovation would have surely made him the perfect fit to carve his spot in the City team.