Simeone considers Trippier an extraordinary footballer.
REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, MADRID — Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone gave an overview of Kieran Trippier’s future. Simeone hints the defender will leave Atletico.
Trippier is looking for a way to return to the Premier League. Later he was linked with Newcastle United. He recently defended Los Rojiblancos against Rayo Vallecano.
His team won 2-0, in a duel at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, Sunday (2/1) night WIB. After the match, the ex-Tottenham Hotspur spent a few minutes waving to fans. This action is considered as a sign of separation.
“When a player wants to leave, you can’t force him to stay. It will depend on the player,” said Simeone, quoted from 90min.com, Monday (3/1).
The architect considered Trippier an extraordinary footballer. Not only on a technical level, but also on a personal level. Someone who gave a lot to Los Colchoneros.
He hasn’t given up. Simeone insists they can still discuss. The Atlético camp hopes the Englishman is not going anywhere.
“But you can’t force anyone to stay,” said the Argentine tactician.
Newcastle has made an offer. But Trippier is not completely convinced to join the club. The reason, the Magpies are still struggling in the relegation zone.
A number of elite Queen Elisabeth’s country, also interested in the defender. Starting from Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. Chelsea have recently joined the hunt for Trippier.
The Blues are in limbo. Coach Thomas Tuchel needs a replacement for the injured Reece James.