Newcastle United have signed Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid in a £12m deal until summer 2024.
Trippier joins Newcastle as their first signing of this transfer window after two-and-a-half seasons at Atletico Madrid, where he made 85 appearances in all competitions following his move from Tottenham Hotspur in July 2019 for £20m.
The 31 year-old has signed a two-and-a-half year contract on Tyneside until June 2024, which sees him become Newcastle’s first signing since a Saudi-Arabian led £300m takeover was completed in October 2021.
Speaking about his decision to sign for Newcastle which sees him return to English football for the first time since May 2019, Trippier 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.”
Magpies manager, 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.”
Howe also offered a tease for fans as he insisted that “A lot of hard work had gone into planning” ahead of this month’s transfer window opening, as evident by how quickly this deal was completed with further signings expected to come in the next few weeks.
Trippier could make his Newcastle debut on Saturday 8 January at St James’ Park as the Magpies host Cambridge United in the Third Round of 2021-22 FA Cup.
During his time at Atletico, Trippier helped the Colchoneros win the 2020-21 La Liga title ahead of Real Madrid, following a tense final-day decider which saw the England right-back claim his first title in senior football.