Come for all the major happenings across the football world. Stay for the original content that explores, reflects on and celebrates the beautiful game.
Follow us on

NEWS

TRANSFERS

ATLETICO MADRID

NEWCASTLE UNITED

Kieran Trippier set to join Newcastle United from Atletico Madrid

The England right-back would be the first signing of Newcastle’s new regime since their takeover last year.

Picture Courtesy of : Kirill Venediktov
Kieran Trippier, Belgium v England at the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Kieran Trippier, Belgium v England at the 2018 FIFA World Cup

The 31-year-old has agreed personal terms with the club and is scheduled for a medical, as per a SkySports report. Trippier would be The Magpies’ first signing ever since they were taken over by the Saudi based owners back in October. 

 

The deal reportedly involves a £12 million transfer fee plus add ons. Atletico wanted to keep hold of the Englishman, but he was keen on returning to England. 

 

Manager Diego Simone is a big fan of the player, and the club had also put a new contract offer for him on the table, but Trippier had already made up his mind.

The former Tottenham full-back joined Atletico from Spurs for €25 million in July 2019.  In his two and a half years at Madrid, the England International has made 68 Laliga appearances for Los Rojiblancos, helping them win the title last season, their first since 2014. 

 

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe and Trippier go back a long way to their time together at Burnley, when the former was in charge and signed the latter from Manchester City, after a fine loan spell at Turf Moor.

 

The Magpies are struggling at the bottom of the Premier League, currently placed second from the bottom. They’ll be looking to bring in more reinforcements before the window closes to bolster their chances of avoiding relegation.

RELATED STORIES

Kylian Mbappe playing for PSG against SG Dynamo Dresden

TRANSFERS

Mbappe to Real Madrid all but done: reports

The Frenchman’s future has been the subject of intense speculation for well over a year

6 months ago

 Robert Lewandowski during training at FC Bayern Munich

TRANSFERS

Robert Lewandowski could be on his way to Barcelona

Another twist in the Lewandowski saga as the striker looks set to leave Bayern this summer

6 months ago

Terrace Bar in St James' Park, Newcastle's home stadium

TRANSFERS

Newcastle identify summer striker target

The Englishman has been linked with Arsenal in the past

6 months ago

Pogba for France during the 2018 World Cup

TRANSFERS

Pogba chased by European giants with Juventus leading race

The Frenchman will be a free agent at the end of the season and has been linked with a move away from Man United, including Manchester City

6 months ago

Billy Sharp being headbutted by a Nottingham Forest fan following a pitch invasion

BEYOND MATCHDAY

Billy Sharp breaks silence on last night’s assault

Attack following pitch invasion sees Sheffield United captain needing stitches

6 months ago