Newcastle United transfer target set for medical

Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier is set to join Newcastle United after a £12million fee plus add-ons was agreed in principle.

The England international is expected on Tyneside for a medical to become Newcastle’s first signing of the January transfer window, according to Sky Sports.

Trippier was absent from Altetico Madrid training on Tuesday morning following a transfer offer from Newcastle.

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The 31-year-old played in Atletico's 2-0 home win over Rayo Vallecano on Sunday where he was seen to be the last player on the pitch applauding fans afterwards.

Atletico Madrid's English defender Kieran Trippier leaves the pitch after resulting injured during the Spanish league football match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Real Betis at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid on July 11, 2020. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP) (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP via Getty Images)
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Trippier’s arrival will be the first of several expected this January at St James's Park as Eddie Howe aims to keep the club in the top flight despite their worst ever start to a Premier League season.

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While the reported initial fee for Trippier is relatively modest, it is understood that the former Tottenham Hotspur defender will become the club’s highest paid player ever with a weekly wage in the region of £160,000 according to 90Min.

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