Newcastle United Blog | Newcastle approaching transfer breakthrough as primary target reportedly en route – Report
Many journalists are now reporting that Kieran Trippier will become a magpie in the coming days. The reporter who first reported Newcastle’s interest in right-back Guillem Balage took to Twitter with the following:
Trippier about to leave, especially his decision. Newcastle were given the green light as early as November and costs could run up to around Â£ 13million. Simeone likes him so much that he switched to the title-winning 5-3-2 system to accommodate him. But he wouldn’t stop anyone who wants to leave https://t.co/W9o5tBcVZz
– Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) January 4, 2022
Balague refers to a report in AS that Trippier will travel to Newcastle today to complete a move estimated at around Â£ 13million. The 31-year-old was not in training this morning and is said to have said his farewell to his Atletico team-mates.
Newcastle are expected to have their first tied signing in the coming days. The transfer is a huge boost for Eddie Howe and our new owners, who identified the right-back as a prime target from the start.
Trippier leaves defending La Liga champions and Champions League football for a relegation battle at Tyneside. His desire to return to England to be closer to his family as well as his close relationship with Howe would have been important factors in his decision.
Without any hiccups, Trippier should be a Magpie by tomorrow. This will give him plenty of time to fit into the squad in time for Watford’s massive game on January 15.
Newcastle are also expected to report that this weekend’s FA Cup game against Cambridge United has been sold out. We should see an absolutely rocking St. James Park on Saturday if this transfer were to finally take place.