Atletico confirm Trippier signing on three-year deal from Tottenham
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.
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.