Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Man United closing in on Trippier

Manchester United are getting closer to completing a deal for Atletico Madrid’s Kieran Trippier, according to The Athletic.

Reports in Spain claimed, as recently as a few days ago, that the La Liga champions were unwilling to part ways with the right-back and that he had no intention of leaving the Spanish capital. However, Trippier is believed to have started looking at houses in Manchester, and Atletico aren’t opposed to a sale due to his three-year contract, signed in 2019, entering its final year.

United have been looking to add competition or cover for Aaron Wan-Bissaka on the right defensive flank, and in Trippier they see a ready-made solution, a player fully formed who can properly challenge their current right-back for the place in the starting XI.

The talks between the two clubs are in an advanced stage. Some sources are saying that a fee of £10 million is being discussed, though that sum seems rather low for the 30-year-old England international.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Veselin Trajkovic


Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on seven different football blogs.

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