Report: Tottenham Hotspur complete the sale of first-team star

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly completed the sale of Kieran Trippier to Atletico Madrid today, with the right-back passing his medical in Spain.

The 28-year-old has signed a four-year deal with the Spanish giants and has reportedly fetched a fee of around £20m (BBC).

Trippier joined Spurs from Burnley back in 2015 for a fee of £3.5m, meaning that Spurs got four good years out of the defender while also making a big profit (Guardian).

Tripps played 114 games in his time at Spurs, scoring two goals in that time (Wikipedia). He was also a key part of the Champions League finalist squad last season.

This deal leaves Pochettino with just Serge Aurier and Kyle Walker-Peters in the right-back berth, although Juan Foyth was recently converted there for Argentina and Eric Dier has covered in the past.

Unfortunately, Trippier leaves North London on a sour note after a below-par season and heavy stick from fans, but everyone here at Spurs Web wishes him all the best for the future.

Spurs Web Opinion:

The wrong decision for me. Serge Aurier should have been first out the door all day long. I can see Tripps having a stellar season for Atletico and I think Tottenham have let a great player go based on one injury-hit campaign.


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