Kieran Trippier left Tottenham Hotspur for Atlético Madrid in 2019 and 18 months later, he is being linked with a return to the Premier League.

The British press have talked about Manchester United as a new suitor for the right-back in recent weeks.

The Manchester Evening News were the latest to discuss Red Devils interest in the 30-year-old.

According to MEN, the defender is a ‘boyhood fan’ of the Old Trafford club and therefore, a move to United in the winter market would appeal him. The former Spurs fullback’s current deal with the La Liga side will run down in 2022.

AS have relayed claims made in England about Trippier being open to the idea of joining Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side. They further provide details of what happened in the summer and also Atlético’s current stance on the player.

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It’s claimed Trippier ‘gave exciting performances with other more irregular ones’ in his debut season in Spain. This saw rumours of a possible exit in the summer, but he continued in Madrid.

According to the newspaper, the doubts around the former Burnley man have now ‘cleared’ and he has played every minute in La Liga and the Champions League this season, becoming a vital member under Diego Simeone in the process.

The importance of the player to Los Rojiblancos makes it’s ‘difficult’ for Atlético to ‘listen to offers’ for Trippier, even though Manchester United are ‘pushing hard’ for his signing.

Earlier this month, Mundo Deportivo also dismissed the possibility of the England international leaving Wanda Metropolitano because he is ‘untouchable’ for Simeone.