Kieran Trippier reveals why he ignored Bayern Munich and stayed at Newcastle United

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Kieran Trippier attracted interest from Bayern Munich in the January transfer window

Kieran Trippier has admitted the prospect of moving country put him off joining Bayern Munich in January. Newcastle United were stunned after interest from the Bundesliga giants emerged. Trippier was almost the third Englishman with Tottenham Hotspur connections to make the Munich switch.

Harry Kane and Eric Dier moved on in recent windows and Trippier almost followed suit. NewcastleWorld understands three bids were tabbed for the right-back but Toon chiefs held firm - demanding as much as £20million.

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Bayern were only prepared to pay around £13million, with a loan bid also being swiftly rejected. At the time, Trippier was suffering a bad run of form and Tino Livramrnto was chomping at the bit for a starting role. Eddie Howe later confirmed Trippier’s commitment to Newcastle - calling him “fundamental” to his plans. The England international was Howe’s first signing as United boss and remains on-field captain when Jamaal Lascelles does not play.

Speaking about the situation, Trippier has revealed the thought of moving to another country again made his decision easier. His wife, Charlotte, opened up about struggling to adapt when her husband played for Atletico Madrid.

“Of course,” Trippier said when asked if the interest flattered him. “I’m 33, I never thought that someone like Bayern would come in for me at the age that I’m at, so I take it as a compliment.

“(It’s a) massive club.I think plenty of other players would have jumped at the chance to go to Bayern, and that’s a fact. But I’ve been loyal to the club and my family is important. Travelling to three different countries in three years, it’s not really ideal, is it?”

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