'World class': Dion Dublin thinks Newcastle have pulled off an absolutely 'genius' transfer move
BBC pundit Dion Dublin has hailed Newcastle United’s decision to sign Kieran Trippier during the January transfer window.
Trippier has actually been injured since the win over Aston Villa but he has had a huge influence on the club as a whole since his arrival.
He was the first man through the door after the takeover, which helped convince other players that something might be brewing at Newcastle and to commit their futures to the club with a move.
Trippier has also been a leader at the club already, raising standards with his energy and determination, and has been hugely supportive even during his injury.
Speaking on the Kelly and Wrighty Show, Dublin said: “Newcastle is a massive football club but he would have had other offers as well, let’s get that right.
“But to get him through the door first was a genius move.
“For him to do that he has helped Newcastle out so much. People have seen him and gone ‘he’s a world class right-back’, I want to go where he goes.”
Trippier completely fit the bill for Newcastle, with his international and Champions League experience but also someone who has done the business in the Premier League in the past.
There could have been a scenario where Newcastle were rushing Trippier back for the business end of the season but they have sealed their safety long before then.
That means he can focus fully on his recovery, and he may well be in the frame for England’s Nations League fixtures at the end of the season.
Trippier could well be the club’s new captain; he is certainly the standard bearer and will continue to push the club to new heights next term.
It was a great move to get him in and his set-piece ability has proved so valuable in earning results, and his first full season as a Magpies player is an exciting prospect.
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