Manchester United splashed the cash to sign a top class right back in the form of Aaron Wan-Bissaka in 2019 and reports suggest that the Red Devils want to hire another defender to strengthen the position this summer.
The name of Kieran Trippier has been on the radar at Old Trafford for quite some time and the latest updates indicate that Man Utd have submitted a bid to sign him.
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As per today’s version of Mundo Deportivo (press image provided below), despite clear messages coming from Atletico Madrid that they do not want to sell the player, the 20-time English champions are not giving up.
The Spanish media outlet have stated that Man Utd have moved in with a bid worth 12 million euros to lure the England international. However, the offer was turned down by the Rojiblancos.
It is further stated that the amount offered by United is clearly insufficient and the Wanda Metropolitano outfit will only sell their star defender if his release clause is met.
MD mention that the exit clause in Trippier’s contract is 40 million euros. However, this is quite low as compared to the clause reported last week by another top outlet in the form of AS. The Spanish source claimed that the 30-year-old has got termination clause of 60 million euros (£51.4million) in his current deal.
The former Tottenham Hotspur star has ample experience of English football under his belt and he has proven his worth in Spain by helping Atletico Madrid win the La Liga title last term.
As far as the player’s wish is concerned, Mirror Sport recently reported that the Three Lions star is keen to join Man Utd. For the latest updates on the transfer saga, watch this space.
Forget Trippier, bring back Dalot! The rationale.
You know what? I get that Atletico have told United to jog on with our disparaging £10m bid, but with the excellent Wan-Bissaka still developing and improving, our priority re. our positional gaps are elsewhere, so Trippier’s value to United is way below £30m – don’t make me laugh with £51.5m.
Considering Diogo Dalot has had some game-time in Italy; his age, ability, that he wasn’t even given a sniff by Ole and that we’d struggle to get £20m for him (with clubs aware United need cash to fulfil other transfer import ambitions), I’d have him back in a heartbeat, but, similarly with my opinion on Telles on the left, extend his role as full-back cover to include the option in front of the full-back, particularly when the opposition relies on their width limiting ours.
Also, having not yet secured a CB upgrade, deploying AWB more centrally on occasion, is quite tactically astute, offering more playing time for Dalot, who does compensate for AWB, going forward, with his crossing ability.