That's according to Steve Eyre, who coached Trippier as a City youth teamer.
The Fleetwood coach told the Manchester Evening News: “He would have been perfect now, for the way Pep wants to play.
“He would be comfortable stepping into midfield and gives excellent service into the front players – and these days he defends to Premier League standards as well.
He added: "It's a bit of a moan of mine that they allowed him to leave City when he did.
“It comes as no surprise to me at all that he has been signed long-term by Spurs and has won England caps."