Newcastle United have signed right-back Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid for £12m, plus add-ons.
Naija Information reviews that the England right-back has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with the choice of an extra 12 months.
Trippier flew into Tyneside on Wednesday in a non-public jet following the conclusion of talks between Atletico and Newcastle on Tuesday and can be the primary signing below the membership’s Saudi house owners.
Newcastle are awaiting clearance concerning Trippier’s availability to play towards Cambridge United within the FA Cup third spherical on Saturday.
Talking on the transfer, Trippier stated: “I actually loved my time in Madrid, however once I turned conscious of curiosity from Newcastle United, and having labored with Eddie Howe earlier than, I knew this was the place I needed to be.”
He added: “I’m so comfortable to be becoming a member of Newcastle. Everybody is aware of the followers are unbelievably passionate and I’ll give my absolute all for them. I can’t wait to get to work.
“Thanks to everybody at Newcastle and the followers for the very heat welcome I’ve obtained to this point.”
Magpies boss Eddie Howe labored with Trippier whereas answerable for Burnley, signing the right-back from Manchester Metropolis in January 2012.
Howie: “I’m actually happy to welcome Kieran to Newcastle United. I’ve lengthy admired his skills and have adopted his profession, so when the chance arose to safe him, we didn’t hesitate.
“Quite a lot of onerous work has gone into planning for the January switch window lengthy earlier than the month started, which is evident in how shortly now we have been capable of full this transfer.”
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