Real Madrid love shiny new things.
Even when they have got some of the most expensive and equally talented footballers on the planet, they can’t help but go and buy more just stop anyone else getting them.
And watch out Spurs fans because they could coming to raid you very soon.
During this World Cup, Kieran Trippier has been elevated from functional right back with a decent cross to a fearsome attacking wing back with a vicious delivery and rock solid at the back.
And trust me, that will not have gone unnoticed by those at the Bernabeu.
Trippier is England’s set piece wizard and orchestrates the Three Lions’ threat from the right flank, he also takes an actual rocket of a penalty.
He has been one of England’s stars of the World Cup and long may it continue, well till July 15th preferably.
And as you may know, Madrid always have to buy the shiniest star from each World Cup, they see it as a divine right.
They have consistently snapped up the box office player from each tournament going all the way back to 2002 when the original Ronaldo moved to Madrid after scoring eight World Cup goals.
In 06 it was Italy’s general Fabio Cannavaro, Sami Khedira and Mesut Ozil in 2010 and finally 2014’s Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez and Keylor Navas.
So why are Real Madrid going to sign the Bury Rivaldo?
Well, he has been one of less glamorous stars of this World Cup, defining his position as one of the world’s best operators down that right flank.
His technique and ability when it comes to crossing either in open play or from wide free kicks is the stuff of dreams for the likes of Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo.
You can picture it next season, Trippier floating a ball to the back post, Ronaldo hanging in the air and nodding it past the keeper.
Secondly Madrid currently have Dani Carvajal and Achraf Hakimi who can play in the right full back position.
However, Carvajal missed the World Cup due to a hamstring injury he picked up in the Champions League final, while Hakimi struggled to impose himself on your memory with Morocco.
Then there’s the factor that Spurs are essentially Real Madrid’s development squad.
You know… Luka Modric, Gareth Bale and now Trippier.