Eddie Howe Makes Official Bid For Former Clarets Full-Back Kieran Trippier
Newcastle United have made a bid to sign former Clarets and England right-back Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid. Talks have begun between Trippier’s agents and Newcastle United manager as he looks to make his first signing in the January transfer window.
Trippier, has made 83 appearances for the Spanish club since joining them for £20M from Tottenham in 2019. Howe worked with Trippier during his time as Burnley manager, where he signed him from Manchester City in 2012 after a loan spell. The England International said he would like to return to the Premier League and attracted the attention of Manchester United and Arsenal last summer,. However neither club was willing to met Atletico’s £51m price tag.
The full-back was part of the England side that reached the Euro 2020 Final last summer, whilst helping Atletico win La Liga last season. Newcastle United are currently 19th in the Premier League and have conceded 42 goals this season, the joint-highest in the top flight. Trippier would have time to settle into the club as Sunday’s match at Southampton has been postponed because of Covid-19 cases and injuries in the Newcastle United squad.