Manchester United reportedly pushing ahead with Kieran Trippier move
Manchester United are reported to be pushing ahead with plans to try and sign Kieran Trippier.
The MEN report United are serious about signing the Atletico Madrid right-back.
Trippier is one of four right-backs in the England Euro 2020 squad.
Haven’t United been linked before?
Yes, United were linked with a move for Trippier back in December, Sky Sports reported.
A January move was abandoned when it emerged he was facing a lengthy ban for betting irregularities into his move to Atletico Madrid.
BBC Sport reported earlier this year FIFA overturned the ban and the charges no longer hang over Trippier.
The former Tottenham right-back went onto win the La Liga title with Atletico Madrid.
This could be the right time to move
With Trippier on a high after accomplishing his goal of winning a trophy in Madrid, he could decide to return to the UK.
Trippier was formerly part of Manchester City’s academy before leaving to sign with Burnley in pursuit of regular football and then was snapped up by Tottenham, who he helped reach the Champions League final in 2019.
One of Trippier’s strengths is his crossing ability, which saw him link up with Harry Kane effectively at Tottenham. He provided six assists for Atletico last season.
He also has a free-kick in his locker too, evidenced by his World Cup semi-final goal against Croatia in 2018.
The right profile for United
Trippier is the right profile for United because his age, 30, does not stunt the development of Aaron Wan-Bissaka long-term, or prospect Ethan Laird.
He could come in on a three-year deal and provide healthy competition like Alex Telles has done on the left for Luke Shaw.
The MEN report Trippier could be available for under the £20 million Atletico paid for him in 2019. His contract expires in 2023.
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