Newcastle close in on Kieran Trippier transfer and set to make him highest paid player after Man Utd miss out on star

Newcastle close in on Kieran Trippier transfer and set to make him highest paid player after Man Utd miss out on star

12/15/2021

NEWCASTLE are closing in on the signing of England and Atletico Madrid star Kieran Trippier, according to reports.

Trippier, 31, previously signed for Magpies boss Eddie Howe while he was at Burnley in 2011.

And Howe is keen on reuniting with the right-back, so much so that Newcastle areset to make him their highest paid player if he joins, report talkSPORT.

That means he will earn more than £100,000 a week – with current highest earner Miguel Almiron reportedly on that salary.

Trippier only has a little more than six months left on his current Atletico deal but Newcastle are seeking a January deal.

And the defender could reportedly cost Toon around £25million.

Manchester United have also been linked to Trippier.

And given Atletico's interest in United outcast Anthony Martial it is reported the two clubs could agree an exchange deal.

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But it seems Newcastle are currently in the driving seat and Trippier's arrival could be the first of many.

Jesse Lingard is also a top target and he too would arrive on big wages.

United are reportedly looking to cash in on the midfielder with his contract also expiring at the end of the season.

Burnley defenders James Tarkowski and Ben Mee are on Howe's shopping list too as he looks to get Newcastle out of the relegation zone.

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