Man United have seen their opening offer for Kieran Trippier rejected.
Last summer, Manchester United’s deadline day move for Alex Telles turned out to be a stroke of genius. The Brazilian would push Luke Shaw on to that next level. Now, he’s the best left-back in the country.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping that lightning will strike twice over on the other flank. Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been brilliant, though with very little competition for his place. That’s where Kieran Trippier comes in.
United have been linked with the Atletico Madrid man pretty heavily this summer, with Mundo Deportivo providing us with an update over the last 24 hours.
They state that United have seen their £10m opening offer for the 30-year-old rejected. The move is now in doubt, as the Reds remain some way short of Trippier’s £35m asking price – with Atletico refusing to deal unless his release clause is met.
Although Bury-born Trippier coming back to his hometown would be the stuff of dreams, I just don’t see United willing to spend £35m on someone who is going to slot in and out of the team on a game-by-game basis.
If, however, the fee does come down to some sort of middle ground, this would be an astute acquisition. Trippier knows the English game well.
He also offers something different to Wan-Bissaka. In those games at Old Trafford where teams come to sit back, soak up the pressure and play for a point, Trippier’s attacking quality could well make the difference.
It’s worth noting we’ll likely not hear anything concrete on this saga until after England exit the European Championships now, though…
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