June 25, 2024

Newcastle United transfers: In January, Bayern Munich made a transfer approach for Kieran Trippier.
Kieran Trippier’s long-term future at Newcastle United remains uncertain, despite the club rejecting a transfer bid from Bayern Munich in January.

Trippier is an essential part of the Magpies’ aspirations this season, having established himself as a key component in Eddie Howe’s side since his £12 million move from Atletico Madrid in 2022. The club confirmed Trippier’s importance by rejecting Bayern Munich’s proposal of roughly £13 million during the winter transfer window.

However, with the England international’s current contract scheduled to end next summer (when he would be nearly 35 years old), it is unknown whether he will stay at St James’ Park after 2025. And, with Newcastle under pressure from the Premier League’s Profitability and Sustainability Rules, Trippier’s summer exit is not out of the question, despite the club’s desperation to keep him in January.

However, transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano provided some light on the matter in his Daily Briefing, stating: “At the moment, Newcastle are still happy for Trippier to stay and be part of their project, which is why they turned down the opportunity to sell him to Bayern Munich in the January window.”

“But it’s still March so let’s wait before mentioning final decisions for the summer.”

Trippier has also reaffirmed his devotion to the club after a move to Bayern fell through.

 

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“I never thought at 33-year-old that Bayern Munich would want to sign me, so it was more of a shock to me than anybody,” he said.

“Then I called the manager right away, and to be honest, he knows how committed I am to the club. I never attempted to force a move out of the club.

“I’m here now and the owners know the commitment I have shown to the club.”

Trippier continued, “[Bayern Munich is] a massive club – I think plenty of other players would have jumped at the chance to go to Bayern, and that’s a fact.”

“But I’ve been loyal to the club and my family is important – travelling three different countries in three years, it’s not really ideal, is it?”

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