Last week, BBC journalist Guillem Balague claimed that Newcastle had entered talks with Kieran Trippier.
Speaking on Radio 5Live, he said “I hear from Atletico Madrid that Newcastle are really interested in getting Trippier and they have started negotiations with his people.“
Now, The Telegraph have not only named the right-back as a realistic target for new NUFC boss Eddie Howe, but stated that he is “very keen” on securing a return to the Premier League.
Edwards does warn that he would “not be cheap”, but insists he would be a “major upgrade” on the current full-back options at the club – a statement I’m sure both Howe and Newcastle fans would agree with!
The 31-year-old was actually signed by Howe during his time at Burnley, arriving at Turf Moor in 2012 after impressing on loan from Man City.
He then left the Clarets to join Tottenham in 2015 and, after four seasons in North London, the England international sealed a £20m move to La Liga giants Atletico Madrid two years ago.
Trippier has been in and out of Diego Simeone’s side this season, however he did start Ateltico’s 2-0 defeat at Anfield last week – a game Eddie Howe was in the stands to watch, according to The Sun’s Alan Nixon.
One to watch ahead of the January transfer window?