Atletico Madrid full-back Kieran Trippier ‘remains interested’ in joining Manchester United … but Red Devils ‘may now face competition from mega-rich Newcastle’ after failing to sign him last summer
- Atletico defender Kieran Trippier was a target for Manchester United last summer
- But United had not been able to conclude an agreement to provide competition in the defense
- Despite this, reports suggest Trippier remains keen to move to Old Trafford
- Newcastle, who are fresh after their takeover of big money, have been linked with a blow
Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier is still keen to join Manchester United in the future after the club reportedly failed to sign him last summer.
United have had a long-term interest in Trippier, 31, and considered him the ideal candidate to give competition to Aaron Wan-Bissaka at right-back.
However, a move did not turn out to be where Old Trafford bosses are believed to have been reluctant to meet his price tag – but Trippier remains interested in closing the deal.
Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier is reportedly still keen on joining Manchester United
AS has claimed this in Spain, although it remains to be seen whether United themselves would be willing to revive their pursuit of their former goals.
Sportsmail reported back in June that Ole Gunnar Solskjær was planning a battle for the English international Trippier to strengthen his options behind.
United have struggled defensively this season across all tournaments, with first-choice Wan-Bissaka the target of harsh criticism for several erratic performances.
Ole Gunnar Solskjær failed to pick up Trippier last summer to strengthen his opportunities at right back
The report from AS reveals that Trippier ‘still like the idea’ of going to United, although they may also face competition from a Premier League rival.
In fact, Newcastle – fresh after their mega-money takeover – have been credited with interest in the former Tottenham man and would be able to match his rating.
Meanwhile, Trippier told Sportsmail last month about his desire to one day return to the top in England, and he has happily looked back on his time in Spain.
“I know what I came here to do, and I have done it,” Trippier said.
Trippier revealed to Sportsmail that he would ‘love’ to play in the Premier League again
On a potential homecoming, he added: ‘I would love to play in the Premier League again.’
Over the weekend, Trippier was rushed to hospital after sustaining a seemingly serious shoulder injury in the early stages of Atletico’s 3-3 draw against Valencia.
The versatile full-back was visibly distressed and was replaced by Sime Vrsaljko. He was then driven to a nearby facility.
The versatile defender Trippier suffered a seemingly serious shoulder injury over the weekend
As a positive news, a broken collarbone was ruled out after control.
“After being taken to hospital and undergoing tests, Trippier’s bone injury has been ruled out,” a club statement said.
‘The Englishman suffered a left acromioclavicular subluxation.’