England defender Kieran Trippier turned Newcastle’s first signing under their new Saudi owners on Friday after finishing his transfer from Atletico Madrid, with extra arrivals anticipated within the January switch window.
The 31-year-old full-back has moved again to the Premier League for an undisclosed price, understood to be within the area of £12 million ($16 million) plus add-ons.
The former Tottenham defender has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract and his arrival indicators the launch of a new period under Eddie Howe, who was appointed as supervisor at St James’ Park in November.
“Newcastle United are delighted to confirm the signing of England full-back Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid for an undisclosed fee,” the membership stated in an announcement.
“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 in 2012 for former membership Burnley throughout his spell in cost at Turf Moor, gained La Liga with Atletico final season however is relishing his return to England.
He stated: “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 has labored with Eddie Howe earlier than, I knew this was the place I wished 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.”
Newcastle face a wrestle simply to remain within the Premier League. They are only one place off the foot of the desk after simply win in 19 video games.
But three months after a controversial takeover by the Saudi sovereign wealth fund was given the inexperienced gentle by the Premier League, the membership have the prospect to splash their new-found wealth on this month’s switch window.
Defenders have been anticipated to be high of the purchasing record after Newcastle shipped a Premier League report 80 targets in 2021.
Injuries to Newcastle’s two most potent attacking weapons, Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin, have led to hypothesis over ahead signings, with Arsenal’s out-of-favour Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang linked with the membership.