Manchester United have looked at Atlético Madrid’s Kieran Trippier to provide cover and competition to Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the right-back position.
The Red Devils wanting to sign the 30-year-old this summer is discussed by Marca, who cover a report focusing on his ‘rollercoaster’ spell over the last 12 months.
At the start of this year, the defender was suspended for 10 weeks for breaching the FA’s rules on gambling. After serving the ban, he regained his place and finished the campaign on a high by winning the title with Diego Simeone’s side.
Trippier is currently on England duty at Euro 2020 and ‘knows of Manchester United’s interest’. An option to move to Old Trafford is something the ex-Tottenham Hotspur man ‘likes’.
The fullback’s desire, if he stays at Wanda Metropolitano, is to get a salary increase, but the Spanish champions are not in favour of offering him an improved deal.
In addition to this, Atlético are referring to Trippier’s €40m release clause, if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side want to sign him in the summer.
To sum it up, Atlético are neither willing to offer Trippier a pay rise nor ready to let him join Manchester United for less than €40m. The stance maintained by Los Rojiblancos could see the right-back continue in Madrid next season.