Newcastle United has agreed to a £12m fee plus add-ons with Spanish Italian side Atletico Madrid for England full-back Kieran Trippier. The 31-year-old is set to be Newcastle United, first signing under their new Saudi owners and first for new head coach Eddie Howe since he took charge in November.
Kieran Trippier Set to Join Newcastle United
Kieran Trippier, who joined Spanish La Liga side Atletico Madrid in 2019 from English Premier League top side Tottenham Hotspur for £20m, will have a medical on Wednesday. He will be reunited with Howe, who signed him while he was at Burnley. Trippier has made 83 appearances for the Spanish club, which won La Liga last season.
The defender was part of the England side that reached the final of Euro 2020 last summer. Newcastle United sits the second bottom of the English Premier League, having won just one league game all season. They are next in action on Saturday, at home to Cambridge United in the FA Cup third round, before hosting fellow strugglers Watford in the league on 15 January.