Kieran Trippier became Newcastle United’s first signing under their new owners and new manager, Eddie Howe, in the winter market.

The right-back joined the Tyneside club from Atlético Madrid, months after playing a key role in their title winning campaign last season.

His former club were in action last week as they faced Manchester United in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 tie at the Wanda Metropolitano.

The defender discussed his former club and specifically his former teammate, Jan Oblak, with the BBC. He revealed the goalkeeper has asked him about the Premier League and that he would be delighted to see the 29-year-old in England.

Trippier’s comments are relayed by La Razón, who then go on to discuss a potential transfer in the summer.

The Slovenia international has a €120m release clause in his Atlético contract that expires in 2023. It’s claimed Diego Simeone’s side could be forced to sell the custodian for a lower amount, if he refuses to sign a new deal.

Newcastle took advantage of a similar situation to sign Trippier. His contract with the La Liga winners was until 2023 and it had a reported clause of €40m. However, Atlético were forced to settle for €15m in January.

La Razón, for now, are only suggesting Los Rojiblancos could be forced to sell Oblak for cheap in the summer if he doesn’t extend his contract. They only mention Newcastle after Trippier made these comments, and because given the Magpies’ wealth there’s always the suspicion they’ll swoop for the biggest names.