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Trippier hits back at critics of Newcastle switch: This isn't about money

Kieran Trippier insists he didn't join Newcastle United for money.

The England right-back sealed a January move from Atletico Madrid to Tyneside in a deal worth £12m.

And Trippier says he doesn't care if people think he joined the Magpies purely for money.

"It didn't annoy me. For me, it doesn't bother me," Trippier said on the True Geordie podcast. "I know my reasons why I came back and money wasn't one of them.

"If it was, I would have stayed in Madrid. I didn't really think of that. I was just excited about the whole thing, coming back to England and playing in the Premier League.

"I know my reasons why I came back, to live in the north and for my family, and of course for the project as well. I spoke to the managers, the owners about the direction they want the club to go in.

"It's exciting, and for me it was a no-brainer to come back to England."


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