Newcastle United co-owner responds to five-word Kieran Trippier post amid Bayern Munich offer

Kieran Trippier is preparing to lead Newcastle United out at Craven Cottage this weekend.
Newcastle United right-back Kieran Trippier. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)Newcastle United right-back Kieran Trippier. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Newcastle United right-back Kieran Trippier. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Kieran Trippier has trained as normal this week, despite Bayern Munich's best efforts to prise him away from Newcastle United.

The German giants first made contact regarding the England international last week but Newcastle made it clear that he was not for sale. Bayern further tested United's resolve by submitting an offer in the region of £13million on Tuesday to which it was rejected.

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Bayern have since ended their pursuit of the 33-year-old, as confirmed by sporting director Christoph Freund who said yesterday: "The Kieran Trippier issue is over. We only do what we are 100 per cent convinced of."

As reported by NewcastleWorld earlier this week, Trippier was open to the idea of joining England and former Tottenham Hotspur teammates Harry Kane and Eric Dier in Germany but never had any intention of forcing a move.

So, despite the noise, the right-back's full focus has been on the Magpies' FA Cup fourth round clash away to Fulham on Saturday night (kick-off 7pm). Trippier told to his Instagram followers on Wednesday that he was "putting the hard work in". The post was acknowledged by Newcastle co-owner Mehrdad Ghodoussi, who replied with a fire and love heart emoji.

It has perhaps been a challenging week for United with the likes of Callum Wilson and Miguel Almiron also attracting interest from elsewhere, but Eddie Howe will hope it's all eyes on the job when his side return to action against Fulham and then Aston Villa three days later.

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The early indication is there'll be no such problem. Almiron too has taken to social media and simply posted the word "work", a sign that he too isn't impacted by speculation linking him with a switch to Saudi Pro League side Al Shabab.