Atletico Madrid have completed the signing of Tottenham and England defender Kieran Trippier.
Trippier, has spent the last four years at Tottenham and started their Champions League final defeat to Liverpool in the final game of last season. A key man in England’s run to the last four of the 2018 World Cup, scoring the opening goal in the semi-final defeat to Croatia, Trippier’s form dipped during the course of the 2018/19 campaign.
But the former Manchester City trainee still made 38 appearances across all competitions as Spurs finished fourth and made it all the way to the Champions League final at Atletico’s Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.
‘We have reached agreement with Atletico Madrid for the transfer of Kieran Trippier,’ confirmed Tottenham on their official website. ‘We wish Kieran all the best for the future.’ The Spanish capital is now set to become his new home, with Atleti seeking a new right-back having released the experienced Juanfran after his contract expired this summer. Trippier moved to Tottenham from Burnley in 2015 after an impressive spell in the side at Turf Moor.
Having initially played second-fiddle to Kyle Walker, he emerged as Mauricio Pochettino’s main right-back after Walker’s departure to Manchester City. Trippier signed a new five-year deal at Spurs in 2017 but now appears set to leave north London and make the move to the continent.Photo Credit: Getty