Atletico sign Trippier from Spurs for up to €25m

Tottenham said to be looking at 28 year old fullback - Club want €30m for deal

England right back Kieran Trippier said the lure of working with Diego Simeone, who he described as one of the top coaches around, convinced him to switch from Tottenham Hotspur to Atletico Madrid.

Spanish La Liga side Atletico Madrid on Thursday confirmed the signing of Spain worldwide defender Mario Hermoso from Espanyol for a fee of around 25 million euros.

After the signing of Kieran Trippier, Atletico Madrid's summer transfer window expenditure crosses £170m.

Atletico did not say how much they will pay for Trippier, 28, although British media reported the deal was worth 20 million pounds ($25 million) plus variables.

The 24-year-old centre-back has cost Atletico €25m upfront despite having just 12 months left on his Espanyol contract, with Hermoso signing an five-year deal at the Wanda Metropolitano.

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"From watching Atletico over the years you see what he demands of his team, the work ethic. I wanted to be a part of the family here", Trippier said. They have world class players and a brilliant manager.

Trippier became Atletico's first English player for 95 years after officially completing his move on Wednesday, and follows in the footsteps of the likes of Beckham and Michael Owen in swapping the Premier League for La Liga.

Tripper featured 114 times for Spurs over four seasons, making his last appearance in the Champions League final in June. I've always wanted to play overseas, especially in LaLiga.

Atletico, who finished second in La Liga last season, bid farewell to captain Diego Godin and stalwart full backs Juanfran and Filipe Luis after their contracts expired, while France defender Lucas Hernandez has moved to Bayern Munich.

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