Published: Fri, July 19, 2019
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Atletico continue summer spending as Hermoso arrives

Atletico continue summer spending as Hermoso arrives

Trippier was unveiled as an Atletico player on Thursday, a day after completing a transfer reported to be worth £20 million (US$25 million), while Spain defender Mario Hermoso was also presented after sealing a move from Espanyol for £25 million.

England right back Kieran Trippier has signed for Atletico Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur, the two clubs said on Wednesday.

The 28-year-old right back joins Atletico from last season's beaten Champions League finalists Tottenham Hotspurs for a fee of around 25 million euros (about 28 million USA dollars) and will be the first Englishman to play for the club since the 1930s.

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. "I'm going to give my all", Trippier said.Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo eulogised the 28-year-old."Trippier is a footballer with fantastic qualities, and he arrives at our club to further strengthen the defence and the right flank". Hermoso is from Madrid and came through the youth system at neighbours Real.

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Trippier has played 16 times for England scoring one goal, direct from a free kick in the World Cup semi-final loss to Croatia past year.

After two seasons as Kyle Walker's replacement, he established himself as first-choice and started the Champions League final defeat to Liverpool in 2019.

With Atletico seeing Diego Godin, Lucas Hernandez, Filipe Luis and Juanfran all depart at the end of last season, Hermoso had always been suggested as a likely arrival. I've always wanted to play overseas, especially in LaLiga.

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