Kieran Trippier, Atletico Madrid star, charged by FA for betting rules violation

Kieran Trippier, Atletico Madrid star, charged by FA for betting rules violation

- Kieran Trippier has been accused of breaking betting rules

- The England international could be banned for four months if guilty

- FA have however given Kieran Trippier until May 18 for him to appeal

Atletico Madrid star Kieran Trippier has been charged by the Football Association for breaking betting rules and he is now facing the possibility of being banned for from football.

The Football Association accused the England international of placing a bet related to his move to Atletico Madrid from Premier League side Tottenham.

Kieran Trippier joined Atletico Madrid in July last year in what was a big move for the 29-year-old English defender.

According to the report on Daily Mail, Kieran Trippier has been give until May 18 to appeal the accusation of faces big suspension from soccer.

Recently, Daniel Sturridge was found guilty of breaching the betting rules and was given a four-month ban from playing football.

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Trippier could get similar punishment if he is later found guilty of what he has been accused of doing.

''I have fully complied with FA's investigation on voluntary basis and continue to do so.

''While a professional footballer, I have at no stage placed football related bets or received financial benefit from others betting,''. the England international explained.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Premier League giants Leicester City are reportedly planning for a summer move to sign Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen who has been impressive this season for Liile in France.

Victor Osimhen's performances so far this term has caught the attention of many clubs in the Premier League with Manchester United and Chelsea also said to be monitoring the Nigerian.

Chelsea feel Victor Osimhen can provide superb competition for Tammy Abraham at Stamford Bridge, while Manchester United want him to be another option up front.

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However, Leicester City are said to be more serious in looking for Victor Osimhen as they are of the opinion that he will be a good replacement for Jamie Vardy.

This season alone, Victor Osimhen has netted 18 goals and created six assists for Lille in all competitions.

Lille brought the Nigerian in for Ivorian Nicolas Pepe who joined Arsenal and Osimhen has not disappointed since he teamed up.

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Source: Legit Nigeria

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