Tottenham Hotspur defender Kieran Trippier is set for a medical at Atletico Madrid, according to Football London.

The England international has been heavily linked with a move away from Spurs this summer, as a number of clubs from abroad circled the 28-year-old.

Atletico seem to have won the race for Trippier, and Tottenham are set to make a huge profit on his sale to the Spanish giants.

Spurs will reportedly receive £25m for the fullback, subject to him passing a medical which he has arrived in Madrid for this week.

That is a huge profit for Tottenham, who brought Trippier in for a bargain price of £3.5m in 2015 when they signed the defender from Burnley.

Since then, he has made an impressive 114 appearances for Spurs, with 38 of those coming last season despite a groin injury hampering his campaign.

Tottenham are not expected to invest the profit they have made on Trippier in bringing in a replacement, with Kyle Walker-Peters looking to push for first choice right-back.

Spurs could be without Serge Aurier for the start of the Premier League season, as he picked up a hamstring injury while at the African Cup of Nations with the Ivory Coast.

That could push Walker-Peters higher up the pecking order at Tottenham, although he does have competition from Argentine defender Juan Foyth, who has recently returned from the Copa America.

While Spurs fans will be disappointed to see Trippier part company with the club, they will feel safe in the knowledge that his replacements within the squad at right-back are strong enough to justify his sale and the funds brought in.

With no need to invest in a fullback, Tottenham may be plotting to use the £25m to strengthen in other areas, as they aim to mount a challenge for the Premier League title this season.


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