Newcastle fans praise Kieran Trippier for welcome chat with Sandro Tonali
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Kieran Trippier has been praised by many Newcastle fans after he was spotted chatting to new signing Sandro Tonali.
Italian midfielder Tonali completed his move to Newcastle from Serie A giants AC Milan on Monday.
The 23-year-old joins the Magpies in a deal worth a reported fee of €70 million.
During Tonali’s first day at the club, Trippier was filmed chatting to him about welcoming him to the club and helping him to settle. You can watch the footage below.
Trippier was heard telling Tonali about the difficulties of moving to a new country, something the Englishman experienced when he joined Spanish La Liga side Atletico Madrid.
Trippier said: “If you need any help, I’m always here. Just to help you settle, I know how hard it is to move to a different country so I’m here if you any help, about the city, the team, or anything, I’m here.
“I want to make you feel welcome.”
Speaking to Tonali’s partner, Trippier added: “Especially for you, because my wife struggled in Spain.
“The quicker you settle, the quicker he settles so that’s the most important thing.”
Fans were quick to react on social media.
One said: “Tripps is such a nice lad.”
Another tweeted: “Brilliant on and off the pitch, as well as quite probably being the best RB I've seen in Newcastle United colours.”
A third fan added: “Truly hope fans realize and appreciate what Trippier has done for the club and how lucky we are to have him. The way he carries himself on and off the pitch is exemplary. What a man and what a player.”
Someone else wrote: “This is why he’s captain class act Trippier.”
Whilst a fifth commented: “This is great, especially after hearing him talk on High Performance about moving to Spain and how hard it was.”
Another fan said: “A true leader I love how much Eddie has made it properly being a team and not just individuals making anyone who puts a top on. What a signing and top man.”
Newcastle are gearing up for a huge season ahead after their successful 22/23 campaign.
In the new season, the Magpies will be hoping to compete with the best teams in Europe as they partake in the Champions League.