Atletico Madrid stepping up chase of Tottenham’s Trippier

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Atletico Madrid are stepping up their pursuit of Tottenham Hotspur defender Kieran Trippier, per The Sun.

What’s the word?

The Spanish club are reportedly keen to bring in a new right-back this summer.

And The Sun report that Trippier, who endured a difficult season at Spurs, has emerged as a possible acquisition, along with PSG’s Thomas Meunier.

Indeed, Atleti are said to be seeking a long-term replacement for 34-year-old Juanfran.

Juventus are also credited with an interest in Trippier by the aforementioned report, with Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino set to sanction the departure of the former Manchester City defender this summer.

£25m is the figure mooted in the article, although it’s not clear whether that’s Atletico’s or Tottenham’s valuation of the player.

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A great fee

Doing business at £25m is a no-brainer for Spurs.

Trippier enjoyed a fantastic World Cup as England reached the semi-finals, even scoring a majestic free-kick in the last-four clash with Croatia.

But he endured a season that was characterised by sloppy errors, namely a terrible own goal against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Trippier can quite clearly be upgraded if Spurs wish and a transfer fee of £25m would allow the club to reinvest properly.

Spurs should snap Atleti’s hand off.