Kieran Tripppier will be between this afternoon and tomorrow Newcastle’s new player in La Premier. The English full-back leaves Atlético after two and a half seasons and the rojiblanco club will have to look for a replacement for him between now and the end of the season. Trippier is not leaving for economic or sporting reasons; yes by relatives. His wife and two children are in England and the footballer wants to be close to his family. It is the reason why he leaves Atlético, an entity in which he feels very happy. The full-back no longer trained this morning with the rest of his teammates and is awaiting the agreement between clubs to travel to England.
Atlético managers and technicians have been talking with the English side for the last two weeks to try to convince him not to leave. But it has not been possible. Trippier leaves to be close to his people. He knows that Atlético is much more of a team than Newcastle, he feels like a starter in a team that has been LaLiga champions, that plays Champions … But you want to safeguard your family life and the best way to do it is to be with their loved ones.
Both clubs are closing the last fringes of this signing by the English entity. Trippier, 31, has played 86 games for Atlético and has distributed eleven assists. The amount of the operation has not transpired although it will be somewhat below 15 million euros. From a sporting point of view it is a bad operation for the Wanda Metropolitano entity, but Atlético has understood the player’s position and has wanted to help him in his particular situation.
Atlético has been looking for a replacement for the English side for a couple of weeks. For the right-back position, Simeone has Vrsaljko and Marcos Llorente. But the Madrilenian performs better later and Cholo knows it, so Andrea Berta has been combing the market for two weeks in search of a right back. The name of Azpilicueta has sounded, but Berta probes half a dozen names that may come to replace Trippier, who in the next few hours will say goodbye to Atlético.