England worldwide Kieran Trippier has turn out to be Newcastle’s first signing of the Eddie Howe period after finishing his transfer from Atletico Madrid.
The 31-year-old full-back has moved again to the Premier League for an undisclosed charge, understood to be within the area of £12million plus add-ons.
The former Tottenham defender has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract and his arrival alerts the launch of a brand new period beneath the Magpies’ Saudi-backed homeowners.
A membership assertion mentioned: “Newcastle United are delighted to verify the signing of England full-back Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid for an undisclosed charge.
“The 31-year-old has agreed terms on a two-and-a-half-year deal and becomes the first senior signing under the club’s owners and head coach Eddie Howe.”
Trippier, who was signed by Howe for former membership Burnley throughout his spell in cost at Turf Moor, gained LaLiga with Atletico final season however is relishing his return to England.
He mentioned: “I’m delighted to be becoming a member of this improbable membership. I actually loved my time in Madrid, however after 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.
“I’m aware there is a lot of work ahead of us, but I know the demands of Premier League well and I know what an amazing club this is with very talented players. I can’t wait to get started and I’m excited to step out at St James’ Park as a Newcastle player.”
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The Bury-born full-back finds himself pitched right into a top-flight survival battle with Newcastle, who entertain League One Cambridge within the FA Cup third spherical on Saturday.
The Magpies sit only one place off the foot of the Premier League desk and Howe will hope that is the primary of a sequence of latest recruits to assist in that combat.
The head coach mentioned: “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.
“A number of exhausting work has gone into planning for the January switch window lengthy earlier than the month started, which is obvious in how shortly we now have been in a position to full this transfer.
“I would like to thank everyone involved, particularly our owners, and I’m very much looking forward to working with Kieran again on the training pitch.”