By Mukwuzi Joseph
Newcastle United announced on Friday they had signed Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid, with the England international becoming the first arrival under the club’s new Saudi-led ownership. The 31-year-old full-back has moved back to the Premier League for an undisclosed fee, understood to be in the region of 12 million pounds ($16 million) plus add-ons. The former Tottenham defender has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract and his arrival signals the launch of a new era under Eddie Howe, who was appointed as manager in November.
“Newcastle United is delighted to confirm the signing of England full-back Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid for an undisclosed fee,” the club said in a statement.
“The 31-year-old has agreed to terms on a two-and-a-half-year deal and becomes the first senior signing under the club’s owners and head coach Eddie Howe.”
I’m so happy to be joining Newcastle. Everyone knows the fans are unbelievably passionate and I will give my absolute all for them. I can’t wait to get to work