7th January, 2022
Newcastle have completed the £15m signing of Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid.
The 31-year-old has penned a three-and-a-half-year deal at St James’ Park, with the option of an additional year. He is the first signing since the club’s Saudi-backed takeover in October.
Speaking to the club’s official website after Newcastle confirmed his arrival, Trippier, who won La Liga last season and played a significant role as England reached the final of Euro 2020, said: “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, and having worked with Eddie Howe before, I knew this was where I wanted to be.
“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.”
Newcastle United head coach Eddie Howe added: “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.”
Introducing the first signing of our new era… 🏴
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) January 7, 2022