Newcastle have moved quickly with an opening bid for top target Kieran Trippier. The 31-year-old is reportedly keen on coming to Tyneside with Atletico manager Diego Simeone resigned to losing his star right-back should the player push for the move.
Trippier is in Atletico’s matchday squad against Rayo Vallecano this afternoon. Newcastle fans will be eager to learn if the England international is named in the starting eleven for the 3:15pm kickoff.
Trippier is not the only signing Newcastle are working on, though he is the most advanced and the only reported bid so far. There was a report last night in The Mirror that Newcastle have contacted Arsenal over a loan deal for exiled striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The 32-year-old is currently away on international duty but could be available after testing Mikel Arteta’s patience early last month. This link seems remote at the moment and there are questions about whether Aubameyang would be a good fit at Newcastle.
The Mirror is also reporting that Newcastle are preparing a bid for Blackburn striker Ben Brereton Diaz. In early December, a report emerged that Newcastle had been scouting the 22-year-old.
According to the latest report, Newcastle are preparing a £20m offer for the rising Championship star. He has filled the void at Ewood Park left by Adam Armstrong, who joined Southampton in the summer, by scoring an impressive 20 goals in 24 league appearances.
Brereton Diaz equaled Alan Shearer’s mark by becoming just the second Rover to score 20 goals before the turn of the year. He received the following message from the Toon legend on accomplishing that feat.
Keep up your great work @benbreo ???????????????????????????????????????? https://t.co/4THQRnkwhx
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) December 30, 2021
Brereton Diaz qualifies for the Chilean national team through his mother and made the switch earlier this year. He had previously represented England up to the U20 level. He’s gotten off to a decent start with 3 goals in his 9 caps for Chile.
His contract runs out in the summer, though Blackburn have an option to extend him for another year. They’re desperate to tie down the budding superstar but may have to cash in on him sooner rather than later.
Callum Wilson’s calf injury has placed an increased priority on adding a striker this month. There is no shortage of targets with Torino’s Andrea Belotti, Real Madrid’s Luke Jovic, Flamengo’s Gabriel Barbosa, and Lyon’s Moussa Dembele all being linked in the past few days.
This pending offer for Brereton Diaz may be a bit premature depending on how other targets pan out. Newcastle need a proven goalscorer in top-flight football this month. While Brereton Diaz is on the rise, the jump from the Championship to the Premier League is a very difficult one to make.
237 comments so far
Jan 2, 2022 at 1:40 PMComment #1
Jan 2, 2022 at 1:41 PMComment #2
Jan 2, 2022 at 1:41 PMComment #3
There ya go mate 😉
Jan 2, 2022 at 1:42 PMComment #4
Jan 2, 2022 at 1:42 PMComment #5
Don’t know anything about the lad but if he’s good it could be good for us.
Charlie in the Gallowgate
Jan 2, 2022 at 1:43 PMComment #6
Would he come not sure as he might think they could get promoted and us relegated.
Would need to offer Blackburn and himself a hell of an offer.
More chance of getting Mitro as the wheels are falling off!
Jan 2, 2022 at 1:44 PMComment #7
Which match to watch?
Jan 2, 2022 at 1:45 PMComment #8
The two leading scorers in the Championship are:
Second, Brereton Diaz with 20 goals, 1 assist over 24 league appearances.
First, Mitrovic with 22 goals, 5 assists over 22 league appearances.
Forwards from the Championship don’t always step up the the EPL. Having said that, he would have to be a better option than Gayle and should be someone who we could get, even if we pay over the odds. We should be able to offer Gayle to Balckburn in order not to fully destroy their promotion attempt.
I wouldn’t want to go anywhere near PEA.
Jan 2, 2022 at 1:46 PMComment #9
Jan 2, 2022 at 1:47 PMComment #10
Jan 2, 2022 at 1:47 PMComment #11
Brentford 2/1 at home against the Vile,canny odds dat!
Jan 2, 2022 at 1:48 PMComment #12
Jan 2, 2022 at 1:48 PMComment #13
Ottawa he made the inspiring decision to adopt his mother’s maiden name and since then has been banging them in.
Jan 2, 2022 at 1:50 PMComment #14
Everton have their new signing in the squad.
So some greedy ba5tard was getting a bit of treble time @ the EPL yesterday.. 😀
Jan 2, 2022 at 1:51 PMComment #15
See there are 3 medical slots booked at the Nuffield this week for us, so if anyone works there and post on this blog then spill the beans please.
Jan 2, 2022 at 1:54 PMComment #16
Personally I would try and get mitrovic back to the club.
Jan 2, 2022 at 1:58 PMComment #17
3 medicals booked?
Where is that info come from?
Could it be
Trippier ,Botman and Diaz?
Jan 2, 2022 at 1:59 PMComment #18
It’s a pity Robin Van Persie still doesn’t play, we could have had Botman and Robin playing for us.
Don’t worry I’m getting me coat right now.
Jan 2, 2022 at 1:59 PMComment #19
More links to exciting players!
Will it happen? I don’t know, but I am fully on board with our new owners and enjoying the show.
Let’s see if our PL friends can stop our momentum, and hugely entertaining watching them fail.
Jan 2, 2022 at 2:01 PMComment #20
Wud be a shame if we didn’t get Trippier or Botman after all this talk about them
Jan 2, 2022 at 2:01 PMComment #21
this is a lie
the mirror also claim we’re after Aubameyang
the only credible stories I’ve read are:
everything else sounds like BS
Jan 2, 2022 at 2:02 PMComment #22
Jezza442 I was told that by a friend who has an uncle whose next door neighbour knows someone who used to be married to someone who cleans Amanda’s office.
Jan 2, 2022 at 2:04 PMComment #23
re. The booked medicals,just ask Mund? Simples 😉
Jan 2, 2022 at 2:05 PMComment #24
Jan 2, 2022 at 2:07 PMComment #25
Ash that’s who I’m referring to in my post at 22.
By the way your avatar has gained length and girth since I was last on, you got a subscription with Numan?
Jan 2, 2022 at 2:09 PMComment #26
Brighton’s press is really impressive..
How long, can they keep this intensity up though?
Jan 2, 2022 at 2:10 PMComment #27
Jan 2, 2022 at 2:02 PM
Hurry up man, put on your caped crusader gear and go investigate.
Jan 2, 2022 at 2:14 PMComment #28
Divvin’t need viagra,Babestation has served me well in the past.. 😀
Jan 2, 2022 at 2:15 PMComment #29
Some dodgy tackles ganning in from the Toffees,here like..
Jan 2, 2022 at 2:17 PMComment #30
Trippier Tarkowski Botman Digne
ASM Ramsay Aubameyang
Jan 2, 2022 at 2:18 PMComment #31
Trippier in starting 11 for A Madrid
Jan 2, 2022 at 2:19 PMComment #32
Guess nothing agreed yet then
Jan 2, 2022 at 2:20 PMComment #33
Trippier starting for Athletico I think
Jan 2, 2022 at 2:22 PMComment #34
Brentford one down
Jan 2, 2022 at 2:23 PMComment #35
The Everton fans will be livid, playing 5 at the back at home against a mid-table side.
Jan 2, 2022 at 2:23 PMComment #36
Rafa will get lynched today..
Jan 2, 2022 at 2:24 PMComment #37
Everton 2 down
Jan 2, 2022 at 2:26 PMComment #38
Jan 2, 2022 at 2:26 PMComment #39
Kieran Trippier is one of the 4 to 6 arrivals Newcastle United hope to make before the end of the window as a minimum.
Newcastle are also targeting two centre-backs, a left-back, a midfielder and a striker to boost their chances of avoiding relegation.
#NUFC | Athletic
Jan 2, 2022 at 2:26 PMComment #40
Oh dear 😆