Report: Atletico close to signing Trippier for £20M
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Kieran Trippier is reportedly expected to complete a £20-million transfer to Atletico Madrid after flying to the Spanish capital with Tottenham's permission.

Trippier, 28, was excused from Spurs' preseason trip to Singapore to undergo a medical, The Telegraph's Matt Law reports.

It's unclear if Tottenham will sign a replacement for the English international, who's struggled to replicate the highs of a career-best 2017-18 season. Manager Mauricio Pochettino can call upon right-backs Serge Aurier and Kyle Walker-Peters for the upcoming campaign. Juan Foyth, a center-back by trade, can also play on the flank.

Serie A sides Juventus and Napoli were apparently interested in the right-back, with the Bianconeri and Partenopei considering upgrades to Joao Cancelo and Elseid Hysaj, respectively.

Atletico emerged as Trippier's likely destination following the departure of longtime servant Juanfran, whose deal at the Wanda Metropolitano expired at the end of June.

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Report: Atletico close to signing Trippier for £20M
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