Trippier aiming to learn from Simeone at Atletico

Tanya Simon
July 18, 2019

After the signing of Kieran Trippier, Atletico Madrid's summer transfer window expenditure crosses £170m.

It is understood that Atletico Madrid have paid £21.7m for the right-back, who passed a medical in Spain on Wednesday.

The England defender's completed his €22-million move from Tottenham and signed a three-year contract with Los Rojiblancos. "I'm going to give my all", Trippier said.Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo eulogised the 28-year-old."Trippier is a footballer with fantastic qualities, and he arrives at our club to further strengthen the defence and the right flank". They have world class players and a brilliant manager.

The right back, who was one of England's key players in their run to the 2018 World Cup semi-finals, added he had longed to play overseas and pledged to learn Spanish so he could quickly be on the same page as his team mates.

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He added: "Obviously the Premier League is one of the best leagues in the world, but when Atletico Madrid were interested I didn't think twice".

"My main priority is to learn the language straight away, to make it easier for my family and just enjoy playing for Atletico and living in Madrid".

Tripper featured 114 times for Spurs over four seasons, making his last appearance in the Champions League final in June.

The club have also seen the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Lucas Hernandez, Rodri, Juanfran and Diego Godin depart since the end of last season in what has been a period of major change for Diego Simeone's side. Not many British players come overseas, but I always wanted to play overseas, especially in La Liga, since I was young.

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