Kieran Trippier has arrived in the North East to complete the final stages of his Â£ 12million move to Newcastle from Atletico Madrid.
The England right-back will undergo a medical exam and is expected to sign a two-and-a-half-year contract with the option of an additional year.
Newcastle and Atletico have agreed a deal to sign Trippier as a conclusion to smooth and positive talks on Tuesday.
The club will pay Â£ 12million plus additions to make the 31-year-old the first signing of Newcastle’s new era under the Saudi-backed regime.
Atletico were hoping Trippier would stay, but the defender has made it clear he wants to return to England.
Magpies boss Eddie Howe worked with Trippier while in charge of Burnley, signing Manchester City right-back in January 2012 after an impressive loan spell at Turf Moor.
Newcastle owners hope to sign at least three more players this month as they seek to keep the club in the Premier League.
They are second in the standings after making 19 league appearances this season, two points behind safety.
Will the Trippier Agreement trigger more arrivals?
Sky Sports News‘s Kaveh Solhekol told the Transfer Show:
This is great news for Newcastle fans.
I think other players who have been contacted by Newcastle are now going to look at Kieran Trippier and think, “Well he’s an England international, he’s going to make this team a lot stronger, he’s improved their chances of standing.” . Maybe I should watch that too. If he’s up for it, maybe I should be up too â.
It will be difficult for Newcastle to sign other players but I think they definitely will, especially from what Keith Downie and Pete Graves are telling us. They are looking for other players, I think they will try to make loan deals as well, but it’s a fantastic start for Newcastle.
It’s also very important that they did this early in the window because we know they have big, big games coming up and Kieran Trippier is 100% fit, and it looks like he’s 100% committed. % and more. for the challenge.
Analysis: what would Trippier bring to Newcastle?
Peter Smith from Sky Sports:
Newcastle set an unwanted record in 2021: The 80 goals they conceded were the highest ever recorded in a calendar year by a Premier League side. This season, in their first 19 games, they have left 42 – only eight teams have ever left more at this point in the Premier League.
The flight proved to be costly, with Newcastle dropping more points from winning positions than any other team in this campaign.
Add to that that Newcastle have allowed more shots on their goal than any other Premier League side this season and the picture is clear: this is a defense in dire need of reinforcements in January.
Eddie Howe – who hasn’t been able to orchestrate a significant improvement in this department since taking over from Steve Bruce – turned to a familiar face for help.
Howe coached Trippier for two seasons in the Championship while they were both at Burnley 10 years ago. Since then, Trippier has grown into one of Europe’s best right-backs, reaching a Champions League final with Tottenham before winning La Liga last season with Atletico Madrid, where Diego Simeone’s coach improved his skills. defensive skills.
Trippier’s reliability and creativity through crosses and set pieces also made him a favorite of England boss Gareth Southgate, who looked to him at key points throughout the team’s run. to the Euro 2020 final last summer before handing him the captain’s armband for the World Cup Qualification with Andorra in October.
If Newcastle manage to get him to St James’ Park, Trippier will add leadership, experience and quality to the bottom line. Newcastle will need to be strengthened in other areas as well, but it would be a move that would raise their hopes of ensuring the survival of the Premier League.
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