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Kieran Trippier extends his contract with Newcastle

Newcastle United defender Kieran Trippier has extended his contract with the club until 2025.

Trippier’s arrival at St James’ Park signalled the beginning of a new regime for Newcastle as he was the first signing of the Public Investment Fund era.

The Saudi Arabian organisation took charge of the club in October 2021 and signed the right-back in from Atletico Madrid the following January.

The 32-year-old has been phenomenal for the Magpies. He netted two goals in six Premier League appearances last season.

Trippier has taken things up a notch this term. He scored only one goal, but it was a memorable one, narrowing in a free-kick during their 3-3 draw against Manchester City at St. James’ Park in August.

He has created 16 big chances in the league, accruing four assists. Only Kevin De Bruyne has recorded more big chances (20).

Trippier has helped his side earn their Premier League record of 15 games unbeaten in the top flight.

He said (via the club’s website): “I’m absolutely delighted that I’ve extended my contract here. I’ve got a lot of thank yous to make to the manager, owners, fans and my teammates.

“When I first arrived here, they made me feel so welcome and I want to help the club achieve great things. It’s a positive moment for us players in the club and there’s nowhere I’d rather be.”

Newcastle manager Eddie Howe added: “It’s a fitting reward for the season he’s had. He’s been outstanding both on and off the pitch, showing real leadership at a difficult moment when he first arrived, and now he’s excelled in a team that’s doing well.

“I can’t praise him enough for everything he’s given the club.”

Trippier has helped Newcastle record 16 clean sheets across all competitions this season, including 12 in the league. The Bury-born defender has registered six assists.

He will continue his journey with Newcastle, hoping to help establish them as the next European powerhouse. They look destined for a Champions League place for the first time since 2003.

Trippier was in Manchester City’s youth system back then. He made his senior team debut for Barnsley on loan from the Cityzens. He joined Burnley, initially on loan, before signing permanently in 2012.

He spent three years with the Clarets before moving to Tottenham Hotspur. He subsequently established himself as one of the best full-backs around.

Trippier is an England international with 40 caps. He was in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and was part of the Three Lions squad that reached the semi-final in 2018.

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