The January transfer window has only just opened, however, Newcastle United are reportedly already making moves.
Trippier has been capped 35 times by England with his solitary international goal coming famously in the World Cup semi-final against Croatia in 2018.
Talks are reportedly ‘ongoing’ between the two clubs in a deal that would reunite Tripper with Eddie Howe, a manager he worked under during his time at Burnley and someone who has spoken very highly about him in the past:
“He was a positive guy, wanted to do well, had a point to prove and was desperate to succeed.” Howe told the Bournemouth Daily Echo in 2018.
"His dedication to improve his crossing and work on his free-kicks – he used to do that a lot at Burnley. He is one of the best crossers of the ball I have ever worked with – without a doubt.”
"It was natural to him and he set up so many goals for us [at Burnley].”
Trippier has previously expressed his desire to return to the Premier League and had been linked with a move to Manchester United in previous transfer windows, including most recently this summer, however, a deal between Atletico and the Red Devil’s could not be agreed.
The 31-year-old has made over 100 Premier League appearances and would add great strength to a Newcastle United defence that currently has the worst defensive record in the division.