(Reuters) – Newcastle United have agreed a fee of 12 million kilos ($16 million) with Atletico Madrid to sign England worldwide fullback Kieran Trippier, a number of media stories stated on Tuesday.
It shall be Newcastle’s first signing since they had been taken over by Saudi Arabian house owners, who’ve been anticipated to flex their monetary muscle within the January switch window.
The 31-year-old should nonetheless bear a medical examination, earlier than reuniting with supervisor Eddie Howe, who signed the right-back from Manchester City for Burnley in January 2012.
Trippier moved from Turf Moor to Tottenham Hotspur after which Spain, the place he helped Atletico to final season’s LaLiga title.
He has gained 35 caps for England.
($1 = 0.7393 kilos)
(Writing by Mark Gleeson; Editing by Toby Davis)