Kieran Trippier reacts to Newcastle signing Sven Botman and Nick Pope
Kieran Trippier reacts to Newcastle signing Sven Botman and Nick Pope
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Kieran Trippier reacts to Newcastle signing Sven Botman and Nick Pope

Newcastle United defender Kieran Trippier has hailed the signings of Sven Botman and Nick Pope.

The duo are the only new faces to arrive at St James’ Park this summer so far, with Matt Targett making his loan deal permanent.

The Magpies have been smart in the transfer window as it stands, with Botman the big signing at £35million. It should prove to be money well spent given how highly rated he is.

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Botman has now began training with his new team after the internationals returned for pre-season on Wednesday. The Dutchman linked up with his new teammates for the first time, including Trippier and Pope who have been away with England.

The hard work now begins to prepare for the start of the season on August 6th, and Trippier has spoke about the impact the new signings will have.

Trippier believes new signings can help Newcastle ‘push forward’

Following his return to training, Trippier spoke to NUFC TV and was asked about the club bringing in Botman and Pope.

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“It’s always good to add that extra quality,” he said.

“I know Popey very well for country, he’s an excellent keeper. Obviously Sven’s a top quality centre half.

“The lads have been brilliant with them since the first day. Like I said before it’s good to bring in that quality in to help us push forward as a club.”

Eddie Howe’s squad is getting stronger

Pushing forward as a club is what it is all about for the Newcastle owners. That is exactly what has happened since they replaced Mike Ashley at St James’ Park.

The club is constantly going in the right direction, on and off the pitch. That has continued this summer thanks to the signings the owners have brought in via the help of Dan Ashworth.

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Eddie Howe wanted more competition in between the sticks, and he’s got exactly that. As Trippier says, Pope is a top quality goalkeeper and is a bit of a coup at £10million.

As for Botman, he’s a player that Newcastle have wanted all year. The transfer saga finally reached a positive conclusion in late June, before the deal was eventually finalised on July 1st.

Trippier was the first signing made by the ownership, and he has seen firsthand how the club has pushed forward since his arrival. It’s been positive step after positive step.

Hopefully that continues into this season and beyond, and that Botman and Pope succeed in a Newcastle United shirt.