Tottenham Hotspur took the decision to sell their first-team right back yet again this summer, after Kieran Trippier endured a poor season in a Spurs shirt.
The England man only won a place in the Spurs side when Kyle Walker was being lined up for a summer exit to Man City.
Trippier was a hero for his country at the Russia World Cup, being one of the best right-backs at the tournament and even scoring in the semi-final.
However, he was unable to replicate this kind of electric form for Spurs come the new season, hampered by fatigue and injury.
Despite this, Atletico Madrid were more than happy to snap him up this summer, paying Spurs £20m for the full-back. (Guardian).
He now looks to be worth every single penny for the La Liga club, as the notoriously harsh Marca compared his crossing to David Beckham and labelled him as the ‘face of a new era’ for Atletico.
Arturo J Cabellero wrote for Marca: ‘One of the biggest stories of Sunday evening’s victory over Getafe, beyond the star factor provided by Joao Felix, was the performance of Kieran Trippier.
‘The Englishman has adapted to Atletico’s right-back position like a glove, providing a perfect fit just like his crosses are for Alvaro Morata.
‘It was one of those crosses that led to the winning goal of the game as the Spaniard applied the finishing touch with his head.
‘Simeone can count on Trippier’s experience and stamina, something he has always wanted, who can get back to defend as well as attack.
‘His crossing is almost akin to his idol, David Beckham, and you could tell as he delivered the cross for Morata on Sunday evening which was his first assist in his debut game.
‘Given his performances in training and in friendlies, it was a matter of time until his first assist.’
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