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PremierLeague-News.Com - Kieran Trippier move to Newcastle United served as the ideal tool to help persuade other players to do the same
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Kieran Trippier’s move to Newcastle United armed the club with a tool to help persuade future new arrivals. The full-back’s shock transfer from Atletico Madrid back in January has been described as the ‘catalyst’ for the signings which have followed. That’s according to BBC 5 Live’s Ian Dennis who spoke to Chronicle Live ahead of Newcastle’s game with Nottingham Forest on Saturday - a game he will be covering exclusively for the broadcaster. Speaking about the arrival of Trippier, Dennis feels it was a great move for the club. “It was a really good bit of business, both on and off the pitch. It gave the club a little bit of a catalyst. “His qualities gave the club hope, and they've used that as a stepping stone. “It set the tone because I've had the pleasure of speaking to him a number of times with England, and he's got the leadership qualities. It’s the way he communicates, both on and off the pitch even when he was out injured which was a real blow after he’d settled in so well. I just thought that was a really really good acquisition.” LISTEN TO THE FULL INTERVIEW ON THE EVERYTHING IS BLACK AND WHITE PODCAST United have signed Nick Pope, Sven Botman and Matt Targett this summer - and indeed, the former Burnley goalkeeper revealed he’d ask Tripper plenty of questions before signing for the Magpies. For Dennis, he believes signing someone of Trippier’s reputation is proving very worthwhile when it comes to other arrivals. “It showed as well to other players that Newcastle United can attract established internationals because as we know sometimes a problem with the North East is bringing those players away from the glamour and the lights of London.
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. So for Kieran Trippier to come to St. James' Park was a signing of intent.” And while Trippier impressed in the handful of appearances he managed before being rocked by injury, Newcastle fans were fortunate enough to have a host of players who performed well in the second half of the 2021-22 campaign. One of those was Joelinton, and Dennis is full of praise for the Brazilian who has turned his career around on Tyneside. "I've been completely surprised by the way that is rejuvenated himself," Dennis admitted, "and fair play to him because I think he did find it difficult when you think he's had to deal with all the lockdown and everything else during the pandemic. "But when I saw him at Hoffenheim he was never a centre forward. When I saw him at Hoffenheim in the Champions League, he played on the left-hand side but he's a man transformed and full credit to him and the coaching staff for encouraging that. "Now all of a sudden, he's playing with it with a belief he's got the confidence because he's no longer being booed and jeered. And he's prospering." You can catch Ian on BBC 5 Live this Saturday via your radio or BBC Sounds App, bringing you live coverage of Newcastle United vs Nottingham Forest. Callum Wilson admits Newcastle need another striker as he makes exciting new signing prediction Newcastle's James Maddison dilemma after what Leicester source said as 'richest club' truth told Newcastle United's Manchester City transfer warning amid chase for James Maddison 'It would mean everything' - Newcastle star Elliot Anderson on prospect of facing Nottingham Forest 16-year-old Newcastle United sensation gets England call-up after St. James' Park experience
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