Manchester United have been linked with England international Kieran Trippier for some time and once again, the England international is in the focus.
Last month, Italian outlet La Gazzetta Dello Sport reported that the Red Devils first tried with an offer of 20 million euros and when it was turned down, they moved in with a raised offer of 25 million euros to sign the Tottenham Hotspur player.
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However, the latest updates coming from Spain indicate that Atletico Madrid will demand full payment of his 40 million euros (£34million) release clause to let him leave this summer.
According to Marca, the 30-year-old defender, who played a key role in helping Rojiblancos win the La Liga title, likes the option of joining the Old Trafford outfit, but the Spanish side are making things difficult for him.
It is stated that the Colchoneros would neither offer Trippier a new contract nor accept a reduced fee for his departure. So, the only way Man Utd can secure his signing is by paying £34million.
The veteran defender played over 100 games in the Premier League and he has the quality and experience to improve the right back position at Old Trafford. Last month, even The Mirror reported that the ex Burnley man is keen on joining the Red Devils. The question is, should Ole sign him?
In my view, if the price is £34million then we must avoid luring Trippier, who will turn 31 in September. Solskjaer already has a top RB in the form of Wan-Bissaka.
On the other hand, instead of signing an old player to cover for AWB, he must utilize 22-year-old Diogo Dalot, who had a decent campaign with AC Milan (on loan) last term and even made 2 appearances for Portugal at the European Championships. What do you think?
the purchase of Trippier makes absolutely zero sense. we have Dalot, Williams (who is actually right footed), Tuanzebe and Lindelof who can all cover at right full back. Centre back and a Central Defensive Midfielder are priority and we shouldn’t be considering any other position until these positions are sorted.