Newcastle star asks for BBC interview to clear up rumours and send message to fans

After last night’s win over Fulham, BBC Radio Newcastle’s Matthew Raisbeck revealed that Kieran Trippier insisted on an interview with the popular commentator to issue a message on his future at the club.

He insisted he is and always has been “100% committed” to the club, insisting all talk of a potential move to Bayern Munich is “over.”

The 33-year-old said there was “no place I’d rather be.” He accepted it was flattering to receive interest from the Bundesliga giants at his age, but is ready to “give everything” for Newcastle; a club he is clearly keen to repay after we brought him back to England in our first major signing under new owners.

Here’s his exchange with Raisbeck after the match:

Matthew Raisbeck“Kieran, it’s nice to see you, nice to speak with you. Firstly, you’ve come out asking to do an interview. What is it you would like to say?”

Kieran Trippier –There’s been a lot of speculation about me recently but, as always, I’m committed here. I’m 100% committed, as I have been since I first signed. There’s no place I’d rather be. 

Matthew Raisbeck“Following that interest from Bayern Munich, how difficult has the last week been? You’ve been quiet, but the situation now seems to be over? 

Kieran Trippier – “Yeh, it’s over. I’ve been quiet but not thrown my toys out of the pram or anything. I’m happy here, like I’ve always said, and want to give everything for the club.”

Matthew Raisbeck“Can something like this be unsettling for a player?”

“Unsettling? No, because I’m a professional. I’m experienced and try to block all the noise out.

“I’m old enough now and have been around the block. At my age, I can only take it [Bayern’s interest] as a compliment. I’m here now and want to give everything for Newcastle.

“We want to create history here and create our own journey. We want to win a trophy and tonight was another huge step.”

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2 thoughts on “Newcastle star asks for BBC interview to clear up rumours and send message to fans

  1. Anybody can come out after the fact and say he’s committed to staying at the club.
    I would have been more impressed if he’d come out and cleared everything up BEFORE Bayern had pulled the plug on their efforts to sign him.


  2. I’m glad he’s staying.

    the discussion is full of the usual cliched hyperbole. So what ??

    players are entitled to consider their options on their futures in as much privacy as the circus we call football allows, so i get why trippier stayed quiet while this was still live.

    It’s a nice step forward in the clubs mentality, to which Trippier contributes a lot, to stand firm, demand commensurate compensation and force the establishment clubs to consider the emerging force that is nufc 🖤🤍
    If he’d gone I would’ve appreciated his contribution over the last two years and wished him well.

    I look forward, now he’s staying, to his continued good performances and leadership and to him mentoring his, prospective world class, replacement who I expect to be the starting RB next season


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