Trippier joins Atletico on 3-year deal from Tottenham
Madrid, Jul 18 (EFE).- Atletico Madrid presented its two latest summer signings Thursday, Englishman Kieran Trippier, who says his priority is to learn Spanish, and Spain defender Mario Hermoso, whose move to the club was only officially announced earlier in the day. First to take to the stage for the press presentation at the club's Wanda Metropolitano, a gleaming stadium on the outskirts of the Spanish capital, was Trippier, 28, a right-back arriving from Tottenham Hotspur. The last time he played competitively at the Wanda stadium was on June 1 for the all-English Champions League final between Spurs and Liverpool, which the London side went on to lose 2-0. Off the pitch, the Bury-born defender said his top priority was to learn Spanish and integrate himself in the local culture, not only to help him and his family acclimatize to life in Madrid but to help him gel with his teammates and new boss. Tripper was presented with the number 23 shirt. Following him at the conference was Hermoso, the club's newest face fresh from Espanyol on a five-year deal. FOOTAGE OF THE PRESENTATION ON THURSDAY IN MADRID.