Summit by Trippier

Trippier is another of the players who could leave Atlético this January. Although his case is different from that of Héctor Herrera, whose departure would not affect Simeone’s plans much. That of the English side would do it and Atlético has wanted to take action on the matter. Atlético managers and coaching staff met with Trippier to find out their intentions for the second part of the season and to know if he looked forward to continuing in the rojiblanco team.

Trippier arrived at Atlético to make Juanfran forget and from the first moment he was perfectly matched to the Madrid team, something rare in a footballer who comes from the Premier. Now he is in his third rojiblanco campaign and in England they take it for granted that he will end up coming back before ending his contract with the Wanda Metropolitano club.

The English side has this and another year on his contract, but in the Premier he has a great poster. Manchester United already tried to take over his services last summer, although Atlético stopped any exit option. Now it is Newcastle who want to take him away and from the club they wanted to listen to the player and convey that he is an important footballer, vital for the remainder of the campaign.

From England they point out almost daily that Newcastle will not stop until they get rid of Atlético and there is talk of an offer that will be around 20 million euros. A significant amount for a 31-year-old player. The problem for the Cholo is that it does not have a fixed replacement. Vrsaljko would be his replacement, but the Croatian has problems with injuries. He came out against Valencia, when Trippier was injured and he complied. In addition, he scored a goal. And he also fulfilled in Porto, when Simeone put him as an emergency center.

Marcos Llorente has also played on the right back in many games. He has fulfilled, but in that position he does less damage than playing more advanced. Trippier has played 17 games this season (14 in LaLiga and three in the Champions League). He suffered a shoulder dislocation against Valencia. He missed the games against Osasuna, Cádiz, Mallorca, Real Madrid, as well as two of the Champions League: Milan and Porto.

Atlético hopes, after the meeting, that Trippier will be totally focused on Atlético and forget about possible offers from the Premier. For now, he has played against Seville and Granada and performed well. At the end of this season, we’ll see, but the idea is for Trippier to stay at Atlético this year.

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Summit by Trippier