Kieran Trippier ready to tell Atletico he wants out
Euro 2020 coming to an end is about to bring new focus back towards the Kieran Trippier to Manchester United rumours.
Manchester United stepped away after a failed initial bid, The Guardian reported in mid-June.
Now Trippier is reportedly prepared to force the issue. A new report from The Telegraph claims the full-back is ‘ready to tell Atletico’ that he wants to leave.
After the stand-off in price between the two clubs, Trippier was always going to have to take matters into his own hands to secure a move.
The Telegraph reports he is ‘desperate’ to return to England and Manchester United are his clear number one choice, although other clubs have expressed interest.
We wrote last week how Trippier’s enjoyable summer with England and defensive teammates Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw was only going to make the prospect of joining United more appealing.
And after his assist for Luke Shaw in the Euro 2020 final, United supporters reacted positively to his display.
What is the financial situation?
A report from Sky Sports last month claimed Atletico wanted a whopping £43 million for Trippier. That seemed way too excessive and United will not pay that figure.
The Telegraph claim Atletico’s asking price is more like £30 million. United would still prefer to pay less.
The report claims United will look to sell players before buying, in this case. The expected departure of Jesse Lingard could raise much of the fee required to sign Trippier.
Trippier has one year remaining on his Atletico contract but the Spanish club have an option to extend it by a further year.
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