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Kieran Tripper Becomes First Newcastle Signing Under Saudi Owners

The England full-back joins from Atletico Madrid.

Newcastle United have signed England defender Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid for an undisclosed fee on a 2 and a half year deal. 

The 31 year old is the first acquisition of the club's new Saudi owners. 

Speaking to NUFC.com; Trippier said:

"I'm delighted to be joining this fantastic club. I really enjoyed my time in Madrid, but when I became aware of interest from Newcastle United, and having worked with Eddie Howe before, I knew this was where I wanted to be.

"I'm aware there is a lot of work ahead of us but I know the demands of Premier League well and I know what an amazing club this is with very talented players. I can't wait to get started and I'm excited to step out at St. James' Park as a Newcastle player."

It's expected to be the first in a string of new signings for Newcastle during the January window as they look to retain their Premier League status. 

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