Kieran Trippier: Newcastle close in on Atlético de Madrid fullback as the first January transfer

Newcastle United are inches away from sealing their first January deal with Kieran Trippier’s fee of £12m agreed upon between Atlético de Madrid and the English club.

Eddie Howe will be pleased with the rapid pace at which the transfer business has been handled since the window opened. Only a few days into the winter window and the Magpies are on the back end of finalising a deal for ex-Tottenham fullback, Kieran Trippier; he will travel to Tyneside to complete his medical ahead of a potential permanent transfer.

As per Sky Sports: the La Liga champions were eager to keep him on their roster, however, home is where the heart is for Trippier, and a return to England was the only option for the 31-year-old Lion.

Kieran Trippier: Newcastle agree £12m fee with Atletico Madrid for England right-back.

Atletico Madrid hoped Kieran Trippier would stay, but the defender made it clear he wanted to return to England; the 31-year-old will become the first signing of Newcastle’s Saudi-backed regime; the England international is now set to travel to Tyneside for a medical.

Some good business represented by Newcastle for the signing of Kieran Trippier

Trippier, not only a big part of England’s success at EURO 2020, but also a Spanish top-flight winner, having made 28 starts last season and six assists added to the title-winning run.

This season he has been a consistent figure in Diego Simeone’s side making 15 appearances of the 19 league games for Atlético, 12 them being starts. This displays his value and importance at a top club and what a catch he is coming in at only £12m.

He comes with years of experience; the former Claret, being Premier League proven, has five seasons of English top-flight football, seven years of European football, and over 30 international caps for his country, all under his belt.

The England right-back will undergo a medical and is set to sign a two-and-a-half-year contract with the option of a further year.

Newcastle and Atletico agreed a deal to sign Trippier as the conclusion of smooth and positive talks on Tuesday.

The club will pay £12m plus add-ons to make the 31-year-old the first signing of the new Newcastle era under the Saudi Arabia-backed regime. (Via: Sky Sports)

It is said: he will sign a two-and-half-year contract with a future option to extend for another year with Newcastle United — add-ons will also be included in the deal as talks are progressing well between the pair of clubs.

The question now for Newcastle is… Who next after they complete the signing of Kieran Trippier from Atlético de Madrid?