Newcastle United fans strap in, January will be a whirlwind month for you! We’re literally hours into the transfer window and business is already in action.
The Toon have tabled a formal bid for Kieran Trippier according to Sky Sports News. That’s a huge statement of intent from the new owners and Nick Hammond who are not messing about.
Should Newcastle make Kieran Trippier their highest-paid player?
They can’t afford to waste any time, their position in the league is perilous currently, languishing firmly in the drop zone.
A big month for the Magpies could see them make massive improvements to Eddie Howe’s squad to help them maintain Premier League status. There’s still plenty of time to turn the season around if the transfer window runs smoothly.
How the Newcastle fans reacted to the Trippier transfer update
“Hopefully Digne bid announced next seen as Everton have brought in a LB… I have no patience… I want 2 or 3 players TODAY lol.” @TomCutter10
“It’s a statement of intent.” @Thegeordiefaith
“Announcement of intent on 1st day! Jesus, we wouldn’t have seen that with Big Mike & Co.” @Sjohnston7Steve
“Trippier would be a superb signing for us and it’s great if he wants to come. Made up if this goes through.” @MichaelBohan8
“Not even lunchtime on Jan first! What a shock to the system these new owners are!” @Mattylocke
“Time for the giant to awaken… We are about to go to war with every Premier League team!” @BabsTrevor
Formerly of Spurs, Trippier would certainly add quality to the Newcastle back line, but you’d think a large wage will be required to see him ditch Champions League nights in Madrid for a relegation fight in England.
Although a quality player, his season has been underwhelming. Often playing in an advanced role too, the Englishman is yet to get involved in any goals and assists, a surprising stat when you see he’s been deployed as a wide midfielder for the majority of the season.
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