Newcastle backed to beat Manchester United to sign ‘top talent’ described as a ‘specialist’ by former Leeds United and Bolton player

Could an England international snub a move to Manchester United in favour of a move to St James’s Park?

Former Premier League goalkeeper Paddy Kenny believes beating Manchester United to the signing of Kieran Trippier would be ‘big’ for Newcastle:

“This is big for Newcastle if they can get away with it.” Kenny told Football Insider.

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“He has been linked with a move back to England a couple of times now. He’s been away for a couple of seasons and he’s done really well in Spain.

Kieran Tripper is a reported transfer target for both Newcastle and Manchester United (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

“Obviously, he won the title and he seems to have impressed a lot of the fans over there. It’s no surprise really because he’s a top talent.

“I really like him, always have. His crossing is top-drawer, and his free kicks are amazing too. He’s a proper specialist when it comes to those two.”

Newcastle have been linked with a January move for the right-back who formerly played under Eddie Howe at Burnley.

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