Kieran Trippier has signed for La Liga giants Atletico Madrid in a deal believed to be in the region of €25 million.
Kieran Trippier was reportedly linked with moves to the likes of Napoli, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid but it is the latter who have won the race for his signature. According to Evening Standard, Diego Simeone was eager to add the England international to his squad in a bid to add more solidity and depth.
The 28 year old became Tottenham’s first choice right back once Kyle Walker left for Manchester City in 2017. He went on to make 38 appearances for the London giants last season.
During the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Kieran Trippier scored an amazing freekick against Croatia in the semifinal. However, his form wasn’t that great last season.
While Tottenham have already lost the full-back, they are not really looking to find a replacement. Serge Aurier is expected to stay despite competition for a place with the likes of Juan Foyth and Kyle Walker-Peters.
Walker-Peters made only nine starts in his last two seasons for Spurs but wasn’t sold to RB Leipzig this summer. Mauricio Pochettino is willing to give the youngster a chance to make the starting spot his own.
While Tottenham do see Max Aarons of Norwich as a great replacement for Kieran Trippier, it is clear that the club is not going to pay anywhere near the player’s €25 million valuation.
Although Kieran Trippier wasn’t in great form last season, Diego Simeone believes that the Englishman is going to bring a lot of offensive qualities to the team. With the club losing Antoine Griezmann to Barcelona and replacing the Frenchman with Joao Felix, the former Tottenham man could become a great down-the-flanks partner to the gifted playmaker from next season.