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Kieran Trippier gives ‘green light’ to Newcastle United move – Report

1 month ago
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Kieran Trippier has now agreed to join Newcastle United, according to a new report two weeks ahead of the transfer window opening.

The Mail say that their information is that after talks over the last month, the England full-back has now said yes to moving to Tyneside.

The report adds that Kieran Trippier will become Newcastle’s biggest earner, with wages of around £150,000 a week,

That next transfer window set to open in only 16 days time, running from 1 January to 31 January 2022.

Earlier this week, Football Insights (which is definitely one of the more reliable sources for information) said that their their information was that the Kieran Trippier move to Newcastle was ‘all done’ and it was just a case of when that would be made official / public.

Kieran Trippier helped Atletico Madrid win La Liga last season, then was a key member of the England team that almost won the Euros, starting the final against Italy at right wing-back, Kieran Trippier getting an assist for Luke Shaw’s opening goal.

His three year deal is due to end in the summer (2022), so this is the last chance for Atletico to get a transfer fee.

Kieran Trippier though hasn’t been an automatic first choice this season, starting nine of sixteen La Liga matches. With media claims elsewhere that Cesar Azpilicueta is going to come in from Chelsea to be the new Atletico Madrid right-back.

Whilst the wages are significant obviously, along with the transfer fee they will be definitely be affordable for Newcastle United. Whilst there have been claims of the transfer fee for the 31 year old set to be as high as £30m, The Mail say that their understanding is that this isn’t the case, with Newcastle set to pay something similar or indeed lower, than the £20m Atletico paid to Tottenham in 2019.

You also have the fact that the 31 year old knows Eddie Howe well. When at Burnley, Howe signed Kieran Tripper on a year’s loan in summer 2011 from Man City and made that deal permanent in mid-season.

Right-back is a seriously weak area for Newcastle United and signing the current England full-back would be a massive leap in quality for the NUFC defence.

It would be a brilliant start to Newcastle’s transfer action if this deal does happen and if / when announced, would give a significant boost to everybody connected with the club.

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