Two days ago, we covered claims made by Marca that Newcastle United are ‘preparing an offer’ to sign Kieran Trippier in the winter market. It was also stated the Atlético Madrid player is tempted to make a switch to England.
These claims were backed up by Mundo Deportivo on Friday, who then explained the La Liga winners view the right-back as one of the players to ‘make money’ from in January. The ex-Tottenham Hotspur man has not hidden his desire to return to the Premier League.
With various reports from Spain and England discussing the Magpies’ interest in the 31-year-old, Los Rojiblancos leaders and staff met with him to ‘find out his intentions’ for the second half of the season. This is according to AS.
It’s claimed the fullback is handling an ‘important offer’ from the Tyenside club. With the Magpies’ intention known, the Spanish champions conveyed to him that he is an ‘important footballer’ for them. They also ‘wanted to listen to the player’.
Recent reports have talked about an offer of around €20m. AS have relayed it and explain this is a ‘significant amount’, considering the England international’s age and the time [18 months] on his contract.
Diego Simeone’s side hope, that after the latest meeting, Trippier will be ‘totally focused’ on the club and ‘forget about’ potential offers to return to the Premier League next month.