Wednesday, January 19

First Saudi acquisition ready: Trippier ready for Newcastle

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Newcastle confirm they have signed Kieran Trippier. The 31-year-old is picked up from Atletico Madrid and has signed a contract until June 2024.

– I’m happy to be ready for this fantastic club. I enjoyed my time in Madrid, but when the interest came from Newcastle, I knew this was the place I wanted to be, Tripper told the club’s website.

Sky Sports reports that the transfer fee will be around 120 million kroner.

Trippier joined the Spanish big club from Tottenham in 2019, winning LaLiga gold with Atletico Madrid last season. The back was also part of the England squad that reached the European Championship final last summer.

– I know there is a lot of hard work ahead of us, but I know what is required in the Premier League and what a huge club this is with great talents. I can not wait to get started, says the hill.

This is Newcastle’s first acquisition since Saudi Arabia’s Investment Fund (PIF) acquired the club in October. The chairman of the fund’s board is Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and the fund’s values ​​are estimated at almost NOK 4,000 billion.

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The first of many?

Newcastle are interested in more star players to initially survive in the Premier League. A number of big names have been linked with Newcastle. The closest are Lilles Sven Botman and Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti.

– We have important matches and a January window that we have worked tirelessly to prepare for. “Let’s meet the challenges and look forward to the second half of the season with optimism, is the message to the supporters,” said Newcastle chairman Amanda Staveley.

It has been a very lean autumn for Newcastle in the Premier League. The old greatness is in 19th place, and has only won one game this season. However, there are only two points up for safe reason.

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