Mercato – Premier League: Kieran Trippier officially at the Magpies, the Saudi era is launched in Newcastle!

The start of a new story for Newcastle. A few weeks after formalizing a new management and its sale to a Saudi investment fund, Newcastle wrote the first page of their new transfer market story on Friday, with the signing of their first recruit of 2022: full-back Kieran Trippier.

The England international arrives from Atlético Madrid, who received compensation of around 15 million euros excluding bonuses to sell his 31-year-old right-back. Two and a half years after joining Spain, Trippier returns to the Premier League, and an ambitious club project.

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A player of incredible technique

Trained in Manchester City, the rough defender emerged in the colors of Burnley, before shining with Tottenham. Pochettino holder on the right flank during the historic 2019 Champions League campaign, the right side also shone with his selection. Notably scorer on a direct free kick in the semi-final of the last World Cup with the Three Lions, Trippier is a side with an offensive vocation, which did not fail to underline his new coach Eddie Howe.

« On the pitch, I think he’s a player of incredible technique who attacks very well. He’s going to bring us a level of calm in the ball game, and he’s a great defender as well.« Said the manager, who started it with Burnley ten years ago. Kieran Trippier has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with the Magpies.

Helping an 18th Premier League team

« I am very happy to join Newcastle. Everyone knows the fans are amazing and passionate here, and I will give absolutely everything for them. It’s an honor to be here, and I can’t wait to get to work« , addressed the player to the fans of his new team. He will indeed have to get down to work quickly, to help a Newcastle formation currently 18th in the Premier League and relegation.

For the Magpies, this seems to be just the beginning. The English press speaks of a desire to recruit six players in all during this winter transfer window. The French Issa Diop and Lucas Digne are mentioned in particular, while the track leading to Lille Sven Botman is not abandoned either. A new era is underway in Newcastle.

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