Newcastle United defender Kieran Trippier has been linked with a potential move to Bayern Munich in recent days.
However, the Magpies have been holding firm, and this afternoon, Fabrizio Romano has dropped an update which will no doubt go down well amongst Newcastle fans.
The transfer insider announced on X that the Trippier deal had been canceled. The negotiations between Bayern and Newcastle have “as of now” come to an end.
Trippier, 33, is not for sale, according to Romano, who also stated that Newcastle, who turned down a proposal of £12.8 million for the player on Wednesday, has made that clear.
Luke Edwards of The Telegraph gave an update on Trippier’s position regarding a potential transfer to Bayern as of last weekend on Tuesday.
According to the journalist, who wrote on X, Bayern is attempting a “big club flex” by making a second bid that they are certain Newcastle will turn down.
This is apparently because Bayern hoped it would “unsettle player enough to push for move”.
Over the weekend, Trippier told Newcastle that he wants to stay, added Edwards.
Newcastle need to keep standing their ground for Kieran Trippier
Newcastle has every right to hold their ground and not allow Bayern to arbitrarily select one of their important players.
Since joining the Magpies at St. James’ Park as the first signing of the new era, Trippier has been of utmost importance to the team.
The England international assisted Newcastle in staying up in 2021–2022, which they eventually did rather comfortably. The previous season, he assisted them in finishing in the top four.
While he did experience a slump in performance earlier in the season, he performed admirably in the Magpies’ most recent matchup with Manchester City.
Without a question, Newcastle will be itching for the transfer window to close and for Bayern to stop chasing one of the top full-backs in the nation.