'I want' - Key player makes Newcastle United major transfer announcement

Newcastle United right-back Kieran Trippier. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)Newcastle United right-back Kieran Trippier. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Newcastle United right-back Kieran Trippier. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images
Kieran Trippier has broken his silence on his Newcastle United future amid interest from Bayern Munich.

Newcastle United right-back Kieran Trippier has shut down talk regarding a potential exit - insisting he is "100% committed" to the club.

The England international was the subject of a £13million bid from Bayern Munich earlier this week, which was rejected. Trippier captained on Saturday evening as the Magpies advanced into the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 2-0 win at Fulham.

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"There's no place I'd rather be," Trippier told BBC Radio Newcastle. "There's been a lot of speculation about me recently but, as always, I'm committed here. 100% committed, as I have been since I first signed."

Newcastle United right-back Kieran Trippier. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)Newcastle United right-back Kieran Trippier. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Newcastle United right-back Kieran Trippier. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images

"It's over," the 33-year-old said on Bayern's pursuit. "As I've said before, I'm committed. I've had a nice break with my family and I'm not worrying about anything. I'm committed to the club - they've done a lot for me and I want to give back.

"I've been quiet but not thrown my toys out of the pram or anything. I'm happy here, like I've always said, and want to give everything for the club."

"I'm old enough now and have been around the block," added Trippier. "At my age, I can only take it [Bayern's interest] as a compliment. I'm here now and want to give everything for Newcastle.

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"Unsettling? No, because I'm a professional. I'm experienced and try to block all the noise out."

Trippier's comments back up what Newcastle boss Eddie Howe said on Friday.

"I have to make it clear he has never asked to leave or questioned his future here", said Howe. "It's a huge compliment that a club like Bayern are interested in him, it's no surprise to me because he's an excellent footballer. 

“The situation is finished as far as everyone is concerned, Kieran, myself but we've been in football long enough to never, ever say 100% [finished] because I don't want to look stupid. Kieran is 100% committed and we definitely want to keep him."

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