Did Atletico Madrid star Kieran Trippier (31) return to the island?
According to a report by “Sky Sports”, the full-back is about to move to Newcastle United. Accordingly, Trippier should be at the top of “Magpies” coach Eddie Howe’s (44) wish list.
Curious: Even Atletico coach Diego Simeone (51) confirmed in a press conference that the England international is in negotiations with the Sheikh club from England.
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Simeone: “Now Trippier has to decide whether he wants to go or not. We will implement his decision. As coaches, we can do little when it comes to a player’s decision.”
According to the report, Atlético has received an initial offer. However, the amount of the transfer fee is unknown. A sum of approximately 30 million euros has been estimated.
Recently, Spanish media reported that the change will only be possible on the release clause (40 million euros).
Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano had previously announced on Twitter before the end of the year that Newcastle were close to Trippier. Therefore, the Sheikh club from the north of England is urgently looking for defenders.
There he met an old friend with coach Eddie Howe: the Newcastle boss signed the left-back from Manchester City in 2012 when he was still coaching Burnley.
Trippier joined Atletico Madrid from Tottenham in 2019 and won the tournament last season. It also won the title of the best team in the Spanish League this year.
The Englishman’s contract in Spain runs until 2023.