Several reports suggest that Atletico Madrid‘s right-back, Kieran Trippier is set to become Newcastle United‘s new owners first signing in the January transfer window.
The Magpies have the joint-worst defensive recording in the Premier League alongside Norwich City. Newcastle have conceded 34 goals in 16 league matches so far. Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe is keen to bring in defensive reinforcement in January to fix the leaky defence.
Not only that, Newcastle United are well and truly in a relegation scrap. The club sits 19th in the Premier League table, having picked up just 10 points from 16 league matches so far. The Magpies need to bring in new faces in January to save them from the drop-down to the Championship.
Eddie Howe’s has previously worked with Trippier. He previously signed Trippier at Burnley in 2012. While this time also, Howe is keen to add Trippier’s experience to his back-line. The right-back is also well-versed in relegation scraps. Previously having failed to beat the drop with Burnley back in 2014/15.
Daily Mail have reported that Newcastle have identified Kieran Trippier as their number one target ahead of the January transfer window. While the England international has just one year remaining on his Atletico Madrid contract.
Good deal for Newcastle United?
The right-back was also linked to a return back to England in the summer. Manchester United were scouting the full-back and were keen to bring him to Old Trafford. But Atletico Madrid demanded a transfer fee of around £25m and the move fell through.
Reliable football journalist Fabrizio Romano has also reported that the magpies are seriously interested in bringing in Kieran Trippier in the January window. But the deal is not a done deal yet.
Kieran Trippier would not only provide defensive cover but, he would also add a new attacking dimension to the Magpies game plan. His lethal set pieces can be another goal outlet for the club struggling to get wins in the Premier League.
The Magpies are ready to offer Kieran Trippier a 150k-per-week contract to tempt him away from the Spanish capital. While Newcastle United are ready to offer a three and a half year deal to the right-back.
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