Newcastle United aren’t short of options at right-back with Emil Krafth and Javier Manquillo at their disposal, but the Mirror say they’re looking to upgrade in the position when the winter transfer window opens.
The Magpies are one of the richest clubs in Europe following their takeover by the Public Investment Fund (PIF), PCP Capital Partners and RB Sports & Media, so a lucrative spend is expected with Newcastle sitting in the relegation zone.
The Mirror say Eddie Howe would like to make Kieran Trippier one of his first signings as manager, but it remains to be seen if the 31-year-old would be open to the switch.
Trippier joined Atletico Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur in 2019 and has gone on to make 83 appearances in all competitions, notching 11 assists. The England international has been a regular under Diego Simeone, however, so it’s unknown why he would leave. Manchester United are interested too.
Supporters on social media are excited at the prospect of Trippier coming to St James’ Park, but would he be open to leaving the La Liga champions for a relegation-threatened club at the beginning of their project?