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Atletico confirm Trippier signing on three-year deal from Tottenham

Atletico confirm Trippier signing on three-year deal from Tottenham
By Eurosport

17/07/2019 at 17:03Updated 17/07/2019 at 21:46

Kieran Trippier has joined Atletico Madrid on a three-year deal from Tottenham for a reported £20m.

The 28-year-old's switch to the Spanish capital ends a four-year spell at Tottenham, having moved to north London from Burnley in 2015 for £3.5m.

"I’ve met some amazing people at Spurs, many of whom I now call my friends," Trippier said on Instagram.

" To the Tottenham fans from around the world – you’ve been amazing. The support you’ve shown me and the team took us to new heights, and with the new stadium I have no doubt that the team and fans have many exciting times ahead! Wish everyone at the club nothing but the best.""

Trippier suffered a slump in form last season after returning from the World Cup an unlikely national hero following England’s run to the semi-finals in Russia.

Although he was a regular starter in Tottenham’s run to the Champions League final – playing all 90 minutes as Spurs lost 2-0 to Liverpool, incidentally at Atletico’s Wanda Metropolitano – he came in for criticism for a string of poor performances throughout the campaign.

He was previously linked with Napoli, Bayern Munich and Juventus, and was left out of Spurs' pre-season squad for their tour of Asia along with fellow full-back Danny Rose.

Spurs confirmed Rose has been granted time off "to explore prospective opportunities with other clubs", along with striker Vincent Janssen and winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou.

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