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Atletico Madrid regret losing Tripper to Newcastle

Atletico Madrid regret losing Kieran Tripper to Newcastle in January.

Trippier left the Spanish capital to become the first player signed under the new Newcastle regime. The Magpies have made a well-documented rise up the Premier League ever since, with Trippier's former side Atletico Madrid struggling by their usual lofty standards, currently trailing La Liga leaders Barcelona by 13 points.

AS says Atletico are 'longing' for Trippier back at present after the 32-year-old once again proved his leadership skills on the world stage this week. The Madrid-based publication insist no full-back at the Wanda Metropolitano can match what Trippier offered the club during his stint abroad.

Atletico boss Diego Simeone certainly tried his best to keep Trippier at Los Colchoneros despite his desire for a Premier League return, even trying to convince the England international to stay at the club in the car park at the training ground on the day he said his goodbyes.



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