Diego Simeone speaks out on Kieran Trippier’s future after formal bid from NUFC

Diego Simeone has left the door open for Kieran Trippier’s move to Newcastle by saying that the decision is in the player’s hands.

News broke this morning that we have tabled a formal bid for the England international, with reports emerging that our new mega-rich owners feel confident in getting their man.

Right-back has been a weak link in our side for years and jubilant Toon fans have been buzzing on social media at our early progress in the January window.

Now, Atletico Madrid boss Simeone has spoken to the press about Trippier ahead of their home clash with Rayo Vallecano tomorrow night.

Here’s what he’s had to say:

“Trippier now has to decide if he wants to leave or not.

“We will move on his decision”.

Is it just me, or do these comments suggest the door is open for Trippier if he wishes to sign on Tyneside, suggesting a deal between Newcastle and Atletico may be all but agreed?

Signing a player of Trippier’s profile would be a real coup for us right now given where we are in the league.

His arrival could trigger a domino effect and inspire other players to join us who previously had doubts due to our current plight.

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