Atleti Hail Trippier Capture

Atleti Hail Trippier Capture

Atletico Madrid have saluted the capture of Kieran Trippier after paying Tottenham £21million for his signature. The 28-year-old was England’s best player during their run to the World Cup semi-final last year, but that tournament may have taken a toll as he struggled for form and fitness for Spurs.

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Trippier spent four years at Tottenham with his last appearance for the club coming in the Champions League final defeat to Liverpool, and Atletico believe they have pulled off a real coup. “Atletico de Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur have reached an agreement over the transfer of Kieran Trippier.

The 28-year-old has signed a contract for the next three seasons,” a statement on the Atleti website read. “With this signing, we add to our team a fantastic and experienced player who comes to us from the Champions League runners-up.

The Englishman is a versatile full-back who can also play in midfield and has a fantastic right foot.” Atletico have been busy spending the £107m brought in by selling star man Antoine Griezmann to Barcelona, and they are going big after spending £113m on Portuguese starlet Joao Felix.

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