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Newcastle United Sign England Defender from Atletico Madrid

by Zablon Ondari
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English Premier League club, Newcastle United has announced the signing of Kieran Trippier from the Spanish side Atletico Madrid.

The England international has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal and becomes the Magpies first signing under the new club’s owners and head coach Eddie Howe.

He rejoins Howe who he work with during his time at Burnley in 2011.

“I’m delighted to be joining this fantastic club. I really enjoyed my time in Madrid, but when I became aware of interest from Newcastle United having worked with Eddie Howe before, I knew this was where I wanted to be,” Trippier was quoted as saying by the club’s official website.

“I’m aware there is a lot of work ahead of us but I know the demands of Premier League well and I know what an amazing club this is with very talented players. I can’t wait to get started and I’m excited to step out at St. James’ Park as a Newcastle player.”

For his part coach, Eddie Howe said: “I am really pleased to welcome Kieran to Newcastle United. I have long admired his abilities and have followed his career, so when the opportunity arose to secure him, we didn’t hesitate.

“A lot of hard work has gone into planning for the January transfer window long before the month began, which is clear in how quickly we have been able to complete this move. I would like to thank everyone involved, particularly our owners, and I’m very much looking forward to working with Kieran again on the training pitch.”

Trippier joined the La Liga side in 2019 from Tottenham Hotspur. He went on and made 83 appearances for Diego Simeone’s side, helping them win the Spanish title last season.

At the international level, the 31-year-old who made his senior debut for England against France in June 2017 has 35 caps for his country.

Newcastle are second bottom of the English Premier League with 11 points having won one league game this season.

Newcastle will be in action on Saturday, 8th January when they face League One Cambridge in the FA Cup third round.

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