As confirmed by widespread reports on Tuesday night, Newcastle United have now agreed a fee with Atletico Madrid to sign Kieran Trippier.
Sky Sports Keith Downie, The Mail’s Craig Hope and The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards have all revealed that the 31-year-old is now on his way to Tyneside to undergo his medical on Wednesday after we had a £12m bid (plus add-ons) accepted by the La Liga giants.
The Mail reckon he’ll become our highest earner on ‘around £100,000-per-week’, while The Telegraph state that he’ll receive a weekly wage of £130,000.
Either way, it seems the player is now Toon bound, with Sky Sports reporting that he’ll travel to Tyneside and undergo his medical to become the first signing of the Saudi regime.
Interestingly, North-East reporter Craig Hope seems to think add-ons will amount to around £3m, meaning we may have landed the England international for a deal worth £15m; a real bargain for a player of his quality and experience.
Here’s what he’s had to say, confirming that the right-back is expected on Tyneside tomorrow for his medical: