The Mirror is reporting today that Newcastle United are keen on Kieran Trippier of Burnley, who is said to be available for just £3.5M this summer, and that fee is low because it’s a relegation buy-out clause in his contract.
Kieran Trippier – Burnley right back
Trippier plays at right back and we suppose Newcastle need some cover for Daryl Janmaat, although right back is not one of our priority positions to fill this summer.
Strikers and center-backs and a play-maker seem to be the positions we need to get players in for this summer.
The Mirror is reporting that Tottenham, Liverpool, Southampton and Newcastle are the clubs keen to sign the Englishman who joined Burney from Manchester City back in July, 2011.
Since then he’s played 185 times for Burnley with 6 goals, and was on loan at Barnsley earlier in his career, where he played 44 times for 2 goals.
Tottenham are said to be favorites to sign the player – but if Newcastle are pursuing right backs this summer we really hope the club are not thinking of selling Daryl Janmaat, who was our best player this season.
Newcastle have to cut out selling our best players if we really are to build a side that can challenge for the top eight in the Premier League and try to win a cup in the next few seasons.
We’d be surprised if Newcastle are really interested in Trippier.
What do you think?