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Newcastle United: Journalist claims Kieran Trippier set for new contract

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Journalist Graeme Bailey has claimed that Newcastle United are looking to offer Kieran Trippier a new deal.

It may not come as much of a surprise that Trippier is reportedly set to be offered a new contract given that whenever he’s fit, Eddie Howe has called upon the defender – and he is now the stand-in captain whenever Jamaal Lascelles isn’t on the pitch, such is his impact on the side.

Trippier was the first signing under Newcastle’s new ownership group and has now become a hugely important player under Eddie Howe, racking up the most touches in the side as well as boasting the most shot-creating actions (as per FBref).

Therefore, it’s no surprise Bailey has revealed on the Talking Transfers podcast that PIF are looking to tie Trippier down for longer.

Bailey said: “He set that path to St James’, saying come on, let’s get this going. The fans love him, and he’s played very well to be fair to him – he’s gone in there, he’s led by example. Again, another player who’ll be going to the World Cup, I believe.

Does Trippier deserve a new contract?





“From what I’m told, they are considering a new deal for him. His current deal is [until] 2024 so it’s about right. He’s in his 30s now but another two years for him, I think, fits in nicely with what they’re planning because they won’t be moving on from Trippier anytime soon. He’s a very fit lad up and down that flank, and I think he’s still a key part of Eddie Howe’s plans going forward.”

TIF Thoughts on Trippier getting a new contract…

It would make sense to offer a new deal to Trippier, because despite the defender being on the wrong side of 30, he’s managed to start every single league game this season and been substituted off on just one occasion, so he’s clearly very able to perform at the highest level.

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Even if Trippier starts to take more of a backseat at Newcastle over the coming seasons, he would be a great right-back for younger players to learn from considering he’s played in the biggest competitions and for some of the best managers out there.

The fact that the club want to keep someone around that may have already had the best years of his career is a testament to how committed Trippier is to the project under PIF and how well the fans have taken to their vice-captain.

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