Clarets boss Sean Dyche admits Kieran Trippier will be a loss, following his £3.5m move to Spurs on a five-year deal.
But, after praising the 24-year-old for staying at Turf Moor last summer to be part of the Premier League adventure, Dyche accepts it is time to move on and look to the future without the former Manchester City youngster.
Trippier signed a new deal 12 months ago, amid speculation about his future, without which, he would have been able to leave on a free transfer this summer.
The release clause is less than his market value - with City due 40% of any profit - but Dyche said: “I admire the fact that last summer he could have left the club, and he made it clear that he wanted to be part of the Premier League experience with Burnley.
“We have to honour that by being reasonable, and that was the clarity that was brought to his situation.
“I think he’s been a fantastic servant to this football club, both on and off the pitch.
“He will be a loss, but onwards and upwards, we move forward. It’s as simple as that.”
Dyche is hopeful of landing Aston Villa right back Matt Lowton for £1m as his replacement.
The 26-year-old is surplus to requirements at Villa Park.
He scored his first senior goal against the Clarets in a 3-3 draw with Sheffield United at Bramall Lane in October 2010.
I think he’s been a fantastic servant to this football club, both on and off the pitchSean Dyche