Kieran Trippier is set to join Newcastle United from Atletico Madrid.
The England full-back is set to become the first signing under the new Saudi Arabian-led ownership - a strong statement of intent.
How much will Newcastle United pay for Kieran Trippier?
Newcastle have agreed a £12million plus add-ons fee with Atletico Madrid for Trippier.
The 31-year-old, who is the first established England international to sign for the Magpies since Michael Owen in 2005, is reportedly set to become the club’s highest earner.
Magpies head coach Eddie Howe first signed Trippier from Manchester City for Burnley a decade ago.
When will Kieran Trippier undergo his Newcastle United medical?
Trippier is understood to be travelling to the North East today ahead of undergoing his medical.
Personal terms are not expected to be an issue with the player’s heart set on returning to England after two-and-a-half-years in Spain.
When could Kieran Trippier make his Newcastle United debut?
All being well, a deal for Trippier should be finalised before Saturday’s FA Cup third round tie with League One side Cambridge United.
However, Trippier’s debut will likely come against Watford on January 15 in what will be a Premier League relegation six-pointer.
What will Kieran Trippier add to Newcastle United’s squad?
Trippier will add experience and quality to a Newcastle defence that has conceded a joint-league highest of 42 goals.
The former Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur full-back is fresh from winning La Liga under one of the best defensive coaches in Europe in Diego Simeone.
He, of course, started England’s Euro penalty shootout defeat final. His arrival instantly raises the standards on Tyneside.
Trippier brings plenty of offensive traits too, with his crossing ability from open play and set pieces.