Kieran Trippier has arrived in the North East to complete the final steps of his £12m transfer to Newcastle from Atletico Madrid. After we hinted that they’re targeting the right-back for a football transfer, Kieran Trippier is almost the newest Newcastle player.
Football Transfer – Kieran Trippier Is Almost the Newest Newcastle Player
Newcastle and Atletico agreed a deal to sign Kieran Trippier as the conclusion of smooth and positive talks on Tuesday.
Trippier is going to sign a two-and-a-half-year contract with the option of a further year and will undergo a medical.
The club will pay £12m plus add-ons for the England right-back. This move makes the 31-year-old the first signing of the new Newcastle era under the Saudi Arabia-backed regime.
On the contrary, Atletico hoped Trippier would stay, but the defender made it clear he wanted to return to England.
Magpies boss Eddie Howe worked with Trippier while in charge of Burnley. And he signed the right-back from Manchester City in January 2012 after an impressive loan spell at Turf Moor.
Newcastle’s owners hope to recruit at least three more players this month to help keep them in the Premier League.
They are second-bottom in the table having played 19 matches in the league this season, only two points from safety.