Newcastle United has made a bid to sign England and former Tottenham right-back Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid. Talks are ongoing as Newcastle manager Eddie Howe looks to make his first signing in the January transfer window in his arrival.
Newcastle United make Tripper Bid
31-year-old Trippier has made 83 appearances for the Spanish club since joining for £20m from Tottenham in 2019. Newcastle United head coach Howe worked with Trippier during his time as Burnley manager, signing him from Manchester City in 2012 after a loan spell.
Trippier has said he would like to return to the Premier League and attracted the attention of Manchester United and Arsenal last summer, but neither met Atletico’s £51m price tag.
The Englishman was part of the England side that reached the final of Euro 2020 last summer, helped Atletico win La Liga last season. Newcastle is 19th in the Premier League and has conceded 42 goals this season, the joint-highest in the top flight.
Sunday’s match at Southampton has been postponed because of Covid-19 cases and injuries in the Newcastle squad.