Cape Town - Tottenham right-back Kieran Trippier is reportedly on the
verge of sealing a move to Atletico Madrid after a fee of £21.7 million was
agreed by the two clubs.
The 28-year-old has been heavily linked with a move away
from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium all summer after a comparatively
disappointing campaign for the north Londoners when considering his heroics in
the previous season, as well as helping England reach the World Cup semi-finals
in Russia 12 months ago.
Los Colchoneros have been tracking Trippier for some time
and reports claim the two clubs have now agreed on a fee.
The former Burnley full-back will travel to the Wanda
Metropolitano for a medical on Wednesday and the hope is the deal will be
concluded by the end of the week.
Atletico are believed to have offered striker Angel Correa
in part-exchange for Trippier, but Spurs wanted a straight cash deal for the
Lilywhites boss Mauricio Pochettino is also thought to be
willing to offload his other right-back, Serge Aurier, in this transfer window
and will look to bring in Marseille's Hiroki Sakai as a replacement.