There’s been movement in the Kieran Trippier to Manchester United transfer saga, but Atletico Madrid have turned down the Red Devils’ opening offer for the player.
See below for details from the Italian transfer news journalist, who says Trippier is likely to cost around €40million, though it’s not clear what United have offered for him so far…
…and Tom Heaton completed his medical with Manchester United today – he’s set to sign until June 2023. ? #ManUtd
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 16, 2021
It will be interesting to see if United do decide to table an improved bid, but it could be good business for the club to try again for Trippier.
The former Tottenham man would be a more attack-minded option than Aaron Wan-Bissaka on the right-hand side, giving Ole Gunnar Solskjaer more options in that position.
In fact, it has even been suggested recently that Solskjaer could try playing Wan-Bissaka as a centre-back in pre-season, according to a report from the Sun.
Signing Trippier and changing Wan-Bissaka’s role could be ideal for the Red Devils as it could save them money on signing a new central defender.