Report: Newcastle want to make La Liga star best-paid player ever, £150k a week
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Report: Newcastle want to make La Liga star best-paid player ever, £150k a week

90Min report that Newcastle United are considering a move to make Kieran Trippier their best-paid player in the club’s history on a whopping £150,000 a week – and he could cost a club-record fee.

Trippier, 31, has been strongly linked with a return to the Premier League and to Newcastle. The 35-time England international is in excellent form, winning the La Liga title with Atletico Madrid last term.

Having impressed at Euro 2020, laying on an assist for Luke Shaw in the final against Italy, a return to England has been touted. Manchester United wanted to sign him in the summer, but were priced out of a move.

Atletico Madrid wanted as much as £50million, and they could still want a similar figure in January. Indeed, 90Min report that Newcastle might have to spend a club-record fee to sign him.

More than the £39million (90Min) they spent to get Joelinton. Trippier will have entered the final 18 months of his contract. It is also claimed they will offer a huge £150k-a-week, three-year deal.

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Right-back is a problem area for Newcastle. Javi Manquillo and Emil Krafth are good, but not great. Jacob Murphy is a winger. Trippier can play as a wing-back, a right-back and the right of a back three.

Not only is he experienced, but he is a winner. He offers set-piece ability too, and such a signing would surely be exciting for fans. Trippier also worked with Eddie Howe while at Burnley.

Yes, he might be expensive and yes, his wages would be huge at £150,000 a week. But making him the club’s best-paid player in their history would be a massive step towards safety come May.

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