Man United move appeals to boyhood fan Kieran Trippier: report

Man United interest in Kieran Trippier has been talked up recently. Well, that feeling could be mutual…

That’s according to the Manchester Evening News, who write that a transfer ‘appeals’ to the 30-year-old, who currently has a winding down contract at Atletico Madrid. Come January, Kieran Trippier will be into the final eighteen months of his deal.

Just last week, we covered a claim from Sky Sports, who suggested United are ‘keen’ on signing Trippier. Apparently, the Red Devils are after some competition for Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who has started all-but-two of the games at right-back this season.

Trippier, who is a boyhood United fan from Bury, is now likely to be considering his options as his deal at Atletico Madrid draws to a climax.

Obviously, with Diogo Dalot now out on loan with AC Milan, there’s an opening there for Trippier should he want it. The Englishman would provide serious competition to Wan-Bissaka for that starting role, which is only a good thing as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to add more squad depth.

Trippier’s Premier League experience is crucial

The former Tottenham Hotspur man isn’t getting any younger. However, this is a young United squad who could benefit from someone like Trippier. He’s a Premier League proven player who could come in and bring some added leadership to this side which United could certainly do with more of.

On top of that, Trippier’s just an excellent player who’d bring something different to the table. It’d be a risk-free signing from a United standpoint so what’s not to like?

I guess it comes down to what the player wants. Right now, his Atleti side are locked in a title challenge. Would Trippier up sticks and move away from Spain in January? Probably not.

This feels like a deal that could have legs next summer. Trippier would be into the final year of his contract and would be relatively cheap. For the player, he’d be moving back to his hometown closer to family and friends.

At this point, it feels like a no-brainer. A lot depends on whether Solskjaer is still in charge, though as there are no guarantees the next manager will want to sign Trippier.

Would a Man United move for Trippier make sense? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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