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Kieran Trippier completing Newcastle United move in next 24 hours – AS report

3 weeks ago
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Kieran Trippier will be a Newcastle United player by Wednesday at the latest, according to a new update from Spain.

The report says that the Atletico Madrid defender is returning to England due to family reasons.

The report comes from major Spanish media outlet AS, who say that Atletico Madrid have been trying for the past two weeks to persuade the England international to stay, but have now accepted that Kieran Trippier is leaving and joining Newcastle United.

AS stating that the player is ‘not leaving for economic or sporting reasons’ and instead is due to the fact that his wife and two children are living in England and he wants to spend more time with them.

They back up earlier reports today that Kieran Trippier didn’t train this morning ahead of the next Atletico Madrid match this Thursday. Instead he is simply waiting for Newcastle United and Atletico Madrid to settle the final details of the transfer, before travelling to Tyneside.

The Spanish media outlet say that Atletico Madrid understand Trippier’s situation and want to help make his move back to England as smooth as possible, after his two and a half years at the club, helping them to win La Liga in May 2021.

AS say that they understand the transfer fee to be paid up front will be below 15m euros (approx £12.5m), which fits in with reports earlier from The Mail and Sky Sports, who talked of a £12m initial transfer fee plus add-ons, the main add-on almost certainly another large chunk of cash if Kieran Trippier helps Newcastle avoid relegation.

Since Kieran Trippier made clear in December he wanted to leave, the report says that Atletico have been looking for a suitable replacement, having accepted they were unlikely to change the player’s mind.

For Newcastle United and the fans, signing Kieran Trippier would be a massive boost, both on and off the pitch. A show of ambition and willingness from the new NUFC owners to pay the necessary wages, plus the ability of themselves and Eddie Howe to attract a very good player, despite the current (hopefully short-term!) position that NUFC find themselves in.

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