News in the Daily Mail today that Newcastle are interested in Burnley full back Kieran Trippier.
Kieran Trippier – England U21 full back
Just like we had a bit of a saga with Jose Enrique leaving last year at this time, the same thing seems to be happening with our other full-back, Danny Simpson.
It’s a contract saga going on again, this time with Danny refusing to sign a new deal at the Tyneside club, and the word from Alan Pardew is that the 24 year-old doesn’t sign the deal by the summer, his Newcastle career will be over, and he will be sold.
In June Danny will have only one year left on his contract, and Newcastle have shown before they don’t mess around when players refuse to sign the deal – they move them on.
The Mail is reporting today that Newcastle are interested in 21 year-old Burnley right back Kieran Trippier.
Kieran started his career at the once famous Manchester City Youth Academy, which has seen a decline since Sheikh Mansour bought the club in August of 2008, and basically brought in a couple of teams for around £800M in total outlay for players.
Trippier joined Burnley on loan last year, after being out on loan at Barnsley since February of 2010, and he made the move to Burnley permanent in July of last year.
He never played for the Manchester City first team, but made 44 appearances with two goals for Barnsley, and has made 49 appearances for Burnley with four goals.
Kieran is said to be the possible replacement for Danny Simpson, if Danny moves on in the summer, and he seems the right kind of player to come in, but we don’t really know how good this lad is.
Kieran has played for all the England Youth teams from the U18 level, and has two appearances for the England U21 side.
What do you think?