Newcastle United completes their first signing as the richest club in the world

Kieran Trippier has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with the choice of an extra year; Newcastle and Atletico in agreement on a deal following swish and positive talks on Tuesday; the England international becomes the primary signing below the new Saudi owners of Newcastle

Newcastle has signed right-back Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid for £12m, and add-ons.

the England right-back has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with the choice of an extra year.

Trippier flew into Tyneside on Wednesday in a private jet following the conclusion of sleek and positive talks between the 2 clubs on Tuesday.

The club is paying £12m and add-ons to form the 31-year-old the primary signing beneath Newcastle’ Saudi owners.

Atletico hoped Trippier would stay, however, the previous Tottenham defender created it clear he needed to come back to England.

Magpies boss Eddie Howe worked with Trippier while in charge of Burnley, signing the right-back from Manchester city in January 2012 once a formidable loan spell at Turf Moor.

“I extremely enjoyed my time in Madrid, however, once I became alert to interest from Newcastle United, and having worked with Eddie Howe before, I knew this was wherever I needed to be,” said Trippier.

Newcastle’ owners hope to recruit a minimum of 3 more players this month as they appear to stay the club within the Premier League.

they’re second-bottom in the table and 2 points from safety once nineteen league matches this season.

Howe added: “I am really happy to welcome Kieran to Newcastle United. I even have long loved his skills and have followed his career, therefore once the chance arose to secure him, we didn’t hesitate.

“A heap of diligence has gone into coming up with for the January transfer window long before the month began, that is obvious in however quickly we’ve been able to complete this move.”

Newcastle set an unwanted record in 2021: the eighty goals they conceded was the foremost ever recorded during a calendar year by a Premier League team. This season, within their 1st nineteen matches, they need to let in forty-two – solely eight aspects have ever let in additional at that stage in the Premier League.

That leakiness has proved costly, with Newcastle dropping more points from winning positions than the other side during this campaign.

have a say the very fact that Newcastle has allowed more shots on their goal than any other Premier League team this term and also the image is plain: this can be a defence that badly desires reinforcements in January.

Eddie Howe – who has not been able to orchestrate a big improvement therein department since seizing from Steve Bruce – has turned to a well-recognized face for help.

Howe coached Trippier for 2 seasons within the Championship once each was at Burnley ten years ago. Since then Trippier has gone on to become one among Europe’ prime right-backs, reaching a Champions League final with Tottenham before winning La Liga last season with Atletico Madrid, wherever Diego Simeone’ work has improved his defensive skills.

Trippier’ responsibility and creativeness from crosses and set-pieces have created him a favourite of England boss Gareth Southgate, too, who turned to him at key moments throughout the team’ run to the euro 2020 final last summer before handing him the captain’ armband for the globe Cup qualifier with Andorra in October.

Trippier can add leadership, expertise and quality to the backline. Newcastle-upon-Tyne will want to strengthen in different areas too however it’s a transfer that reinforces their hopes of securing Premier League survival.


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