Kieran Trippier is back in the Premier League as he penned a deal with Newcastle United from Spanish giants Atletico Madrid for an undisclosed fee on Friday.

The former England international signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with the option of an additional year.

He becomes the first Magpies’ signing under the new Saudi Arabian owners and coach Eddie Howe.

Before moving to Spain to join Atletico, where he enjoyed a successful stint winning the La Liga title and Spanish title, Trippier was on Tottenham Hotspur’s books and also played for Burnley and Manchester City.

“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,” said Trippier.

“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.”

Newcastle coach Howe welcomes Kieran to the club with open arms. “I have long admired his abilities and have followed his career, so when the opportunity arose to secure him, we didn’t hesitate,” he added.

“A lot of hard work has gone into planning for the January transfer window long before the month began, which is clear in how quickly we have been able to complete this move. I would like to thank everyone involved, particularly our owners, and I’m very much looking forward to working with Kieran again on the training pitch.”

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