Manchester United have revived their interest in Atletico Madrid right-back Kieran Trippier, according to The Athletic‘s Laurie Whitwell.
The journalist claims a move for the England international could happen if Diogo Dalot joins Borussia Dortmund on loan:
Manchester United reopen talks for Kieran Trippier after Borussia Dortmund loan bid. But sources say still likeliest that Dalot stays (which would mean no move for Trippier).
— Laurie Whitwell (@lauriewhitwell) August 27, 2021
As Whitwell says, a deal is still unlikely, and most fans on Twitter would prefer United not to sign Trippier before the transfer window closes:
It keeps getting worse
— Mo ? (@ClinicalCavani_) August 27, 2021
Why spend money on a back up rb instead of a dm
— V4RANE (@Varaneszn_) August 27, 2021
Just keep Dalot and try to offload lingard so we can sign a true DM
— Dyl (@NaniFlip) August 27, 2021
We are fighting back by signing a rb ?
We are so finished
— macaan (@obertan26) August 27, 2021
how about a DM??
— newman?? (@wwwbigblackhead) August 27, 2021
We still seem to want to buy a RB before a midfielder? Who’s in charge here
— Shaw ? (@15Shaw) August 27, 2021
They literally want €40m for him ?
— CaolanUTFR?? (@CaolanMufc23) August 27, 2021
— Pogba Xcess (@pogbaXcess) August 27, 2021
Just get the guy atletico are trying to sign. Cost like 10mill and he is very good
— ⚡Sensei⚡ (@JadonSanchez9) August 27, 2021
United have been after Trippier since January so it is not surprising that they have re-entered talks to snap up the former Tottenham player.
Arsenal have also been linked with the 30-year-old but most journalists believe that the fullback would prefer a move to Old Trafford if he had a choice.
The main obstacle to any deal going ahead is the asking price, with Atletico said to be asking for around €40m (£34m) to €60m (£51m). However the La Liga champions are trying to sign Lille right-back Zeki Celik so if they snap up the Turkish international, they could soften their stance on Trippier.