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Craig Hope: Newcastle would only accept ‘silly money’ for Kieran Trippier

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Newcastle United defender Kieran Trippier could leave the club in the January transfer window to join Bayern Munich but it won’t be easy to broker a deal, according to journalist Craig Hope

Sky Germany journalist Florian Plettenberg claimed today that Bayern Munich have reached a “verbal agreement” to sign the 33-year-old full-back, but he still remains a plan B option for the German giants.

Hope insists that he has been told that the England defender is not for sale. Having said that, Trippier would be open to joining Bayern if Newcastle accept an offer from them.

The Daily Mail journalist further adds that it will require “silly money” to tempt Newcastle into selling Trippier. While there is still a chance that a deal could be done, Hope says that it will be a “hard deal to do”.

Key player

Trippier is a key player for the Magpies and he is invaluable to Eddie Howe’s system.

While he is not getting younger, and there will be a temptation to get him off the wage bill as well, it appears that Newcastle do not want to lose him. In a season disrupted by injuries and suspension to key players, he is one of the most consistent performers at the club.

It won’t be easy to replace a quality player like him easily in the middle of the season, and probably that’s why the Magpies are so keen to hold on to him.

However, if Bayern come up with a good offer, there is a possibility that Newcastle could agree deal, considering their financial situation.

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