Kieran Trippier reveals transfer talks with Newcastle United owners after failed Bayern Munich bid

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Kieran Trippier attracted interest from Bayern Munich last month but the Bundesliga giants failed to meet Newcastle United's demands

Kieran Trippier has admitted he held transfer talks with the Newcastle United hierarchy once interest from Bayern Munich emerged.

A bizarre January twist resulted in the Toon talisman being linked with one of European football’s greatest powerhouses. Bayern had already signed Harry Kane and Eric Dier - two players Trippier played alongside at Tottenham Hotspur and England.

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Eddie Howe revealed a week ago that the 33-year-old never asked for a transfer and remained “fully committed” to Newcastle. He said: “We obviously hope he’ll stay and I’m very confident he will be a part of our long-term future but I have to make it clear that he’s never asked to leave or even questioned his future here.

“He’s always been fully committed. I’ve just been in football long enough to never ever say 100 per cent because I don’t want to look stupid but Kieran is 100 per cent committed and we definitely want to keep him.”

With the transfer window now shut, Trippier has opened up about a turbulent few days which could have drastically changed his plans for the season. The right-back held talks with Newcastle’s decision-makers and reaffirmed his dedication to the Magpies.

“It was a strange one because I take it as a compliment,” Trippier told Sky Sports. “As a player, I’ve never requested to leave. I’m committed to the club.

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“I had a lot of talks with the manager, the owners, my teammates… nothing changed. I want to give everything for the club (Newcastle). My commitment has never changed from the first day I arrived until now.

“It’s a huge club, with a fantastic manager and players there also. They’re one of the biggest clubs in the world. But I came back because my family found it difficult in Spain. I’m comfortable, happy here and have an unbelievable relationship with the manager (Howe).”

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