Keith Downie delivers Monday morning update as Newcastle pursue Kieran Trippier
Keith Downie has told Sky Sports News (Monday, 9:05AM) that Newcastle sources have informed him that the club are looking to get a deal done for Kieran Trippier this week. The new owners are keen to sign Trippier “swiftly”.
Trippier, 31, has been excellent over the past couple of seasons for club and country. He helped Atletico Madrid win the La Liga title last season. Then, in the summer, he helped England reach the Euro 2020 final.
The ex-Manchester City and Tottenham man has entered the final 18 months of his contract at Atleti – and he has has made no secret of his desire to return to England. CalcioMercato report a four-year deal is on the table for Trippier.
Sky Sports reporter Downie gave an update on Monday morning, stating that he has spoken to club sources about a deal for Trippier. He says that it is “his understanding” that a move could go through in the next few days.
“Newcastle have lodged a bid. Newcastle have reached that asking price. Having spoken to sources at the club, it is my understanding that the club want to get a deal done swiftly – they want to get him here this week,” Downie said.
Downie on Trippier: Newcastle fans can begin to get excited this month
It is a brilliant signing, if it does get done. The England and Atletico defender is a player that is getting better and better, perhaps the influence of Diego Simeone aiding his career. He waved goodbye on Sunday, after a 2-0 win.
Atletico are keen to keep him. Simeone spoke after Sunday’s victory over Rayo Vallecano – stating that you cannot retain a player that wants to go, suggesting Atletico want to keep him. Newcastle are pulling off a major coup.
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