Manchester United were keen on signing Kieran Trippier in the summer and this was repeatedly stressed by both the English and Spanish press.
On deadline day, reports indicated the Red Devils saw their €21m bid for the right-back rejected by Atlético Madrid.
Just days after the window closed, AS explained the Old Trafford club ‘tried until the last minute’ to sign the 31-year-old and their failure to secure his services had left the La Liga winners delighted.
Diego Simeone’s side host Liverpool in the Champions League later today and ahead of the clash between the two sides, the former Tottenham Hotspur man was interviewed by the English media.
Although he didn’t address the United rumours specifically, the defender has now publicly expressed his desire to return to the Premier League. Mundo Deportivo have relayed his comments and provide a background on his case.
It’s said Trippier has had the idea of returning to England for some time and to fulfil it, he was ‘clinging to Manchester United interest’ in the summer.
The fullback was hopeful Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side would come to his rescue, but the ‘matter didn’t advance’, meaning the deal didn’t take shape because United didn’t meet Atlético’s demands for the transfer.
With Trippier opening the door for a future move back to the Premier League, a deal is there for Manchester United to conclude, if they can convince Los Rojiblancos.