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.