Atletico agree deal to sign Trippier from Spurs


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FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Champions League - Group Stage - Group B - PSV Eindhoven v Tottenham Hotspur - Philips Stadium, Eindhoven, Netherlands - October 24, 2018 Tottenham's Kieran Trippier applauds their fans after the match Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge/File Photo

In Summary

  • Tottenham's England right-back Kieran Trippier is close to completing a Sh2.6 billion move to Spanish side Atletico Madrid
  • The 28-year-old joined Spurs from Burnley in June 2015 and has played more than 100 times for the club, with his last appearance coming in the Champions League final in June

Tottenham’s England right-back Kieran Trippier is close to completing a Sh2.6 billion move to Spanish side Atletico Madrid.

The 28-year-old joined Spurs from Burnley in June 2015 and has played more than 100 times for the club, with his last appearance coming in the Champions League final in June.

He later admitted he was not sure he would see out his contract, which was due to expire in 2022.

Trippier would become Atletico’s third major defensive signing of the summer.

Coach Diego Simeone has already recruited centre-back Felipe from Porto and left-back Renan Lodi from Brazilian side Athletico Paranaense.

With Portugal striker Joao Felix brought in for Sh14.4 billion and midfielder Marcos Llorente arriving from city rivals Real for about Sh4.6 billion, Trippier’s arrival would bring Atletico’s total transfer spend so far this summer to in excess of Sh21.7 billion.

The La Liga runners-up did however receive Sh13.8 billion from the sale of France striker Antoine Griezmann to champions Barcelona.

-Report by BBC Sport

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