Newcastle were linked back in April with Burnely’s England U21 right-back Kieran Trippier, but with the £7M sale of their striker Jay Rodriguez to Southampton a few weeks ago, Burnley are now in decent financial state, and will not need to sell any more players this summer.
Kieran Trippier – Newcastle keeping tabs on this youngster
Newcastle are interested in a number of young players in England, including Nathaniel Clyne, who is also an England U21 right-back at Crystal Palace.
French international full back Mathieu Debuchy is now Newcastle’s number one target, and we just hope Newcastle can get him to Tyneside, and that the fee his French club Lille wants, is not too high.
Kieran is a player Newcastle have kept tabs on last season, and he started his career at the once famous Manchester City Youth Academy, which has been in decline since Sheikh Mansour bought the club in August of 2008, and basically brought in a couple of teams for around £800M 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 last summer.
He never played for the Manchester City first team, but made 44 appearances with two goals for Barnsley, and has made 50 appearances for Burnley with four goals.
Kieran has played for all the England Youth teams from the U18 level, and has two appearances for the England U21 side.
He looks a decent player and is on the Newcastle full-back list somewhere, but probably not near the top of the transfer targets, at least for the moment.