Kieran Trippier (born Sep. 19, 1990 in Bury, England) is a new Red & White player. Atlético de Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur have reached an agreement over the transfer of the full-back, who has signed a three-year contract.
With this signing, we add to our team a fantastic and experienced player who comes to us from the Champions League runners-up. A product of the Manchester City academy, which he joined at age nine, Trippier went on to join Barnsley and Burnley on loan, before signing for the Lancashire club in 2012. There, he made the Championship’s Team of the Year in the 2012/13 and 2013/14 seasons, achieving promotion to the Premier League in 2014. In his first season in the top flight of English football, the full-back played every minute of every game with his team.
One year later, Trippier signed with Tottenham Hotspur and went on to play 114 matches over the next four seasons, scoring two goals and providing 24 assists. Last season, he was a key player in the side that reached the Champions League final.
His performances at the London club earned him the right-back spot in the England national team. He made his international debut in 2017 against France, and since then has played 16 games and scored one goal. Trippier was England’s starting right-back in the 2018 World Cup, during which he was a constant threat thanks to his set pieces. Gareth Southgate’s side went on to score nine set piece goals during the tournament – the most ever in World Cup history – and Trippier was chosen to be in FIFA’s Best XI for the competition.
The Englishman is a versatile full-back who can also play in midfield and has a fantastic right foot.
Because of all this, we welcome Trippier to the Atleti Family and wish him the best of luck at his new home. Welcome, Kieran!