Manchester United are in talks with Atletico Madrid to sign Kieran Trippier, according to The Athletic, a very trustworthy source.
United are apparently interested in signing the right-back as a cover for Aaron Wan-Bissaka, but the deal is strange for a number of reasons, including the rumored cost.
Nonetheless, according to Laurie Whitwell of The Athletic, Director of Football Negotiations Matt Judge is ‘discussing’ the England player.
‘Talks with Atletico Madrid have commenced, with Solskjaer viewing the 30-year-old England international as a ready-made elite option to challenge Aaron Wan-Bissaka at right-back.
‘It is known that Trippier would like to return to the north west … and sources report he has been looking at houses in the Manchester area.’
According to Whitwell, ‘a £10 million fee has been mentioned inside the industry, but this seems modest for a player of his pedigree.’ Trippier is rated at £17 million by Transfermarkt.com.
With two years left on his contract and the newly-crowned Spanish champions flying high at the moment, there appears to be little in this deal for his present team.
‘United got as far as advanced talks over Trippier last winter when the FA’s 10-week ban for betting offenses derailed a January switch,’ according to Whitwell.
If a deal can be made at that price, it would be a fantastic piece of business for the United States.