Manchester United have been linked with Kieran Trippier all summer long and recent reports suggest (ABC) that the Red Devils still intend to sign the England international.
With only 13 days left in the transfer window, the Old Trafford outfit must act swiftly but it would take a huge fee to hire the services of the right back from Atletico Madrid.
According to AS, Man Utd have consistently tried to lure the Three Lions defender but the Rojiblancos have made it clear time and time again that the player is not for sale.
The renowned Spanish news source have mentioned that the only way to snap up the former Spurs star is by activating the massive 60 million euros (£51million) clause included in his contract. It is stated that no one would like to pay such a big fee for someone who will turn 31 in a month.
As far as the player’s desire is concerned, we know that Trippier wants to move to Old Trafford (Sport) and even his family wants to move back to England.
The 30-year-old played a key role in Atletico’s La Liga winning campaign last term. This season, in the opening league fixture vs Celta Vigo, he only played for 25 minutes as a substitute under the management of Diego Simeone.
At Man Utd, there is no need to spend £51million to sign a veteran fullback when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer already has two young and talented RBs at his disposal in the form of Wan-Bissaka and Dalot.
Therefore, the Norwegian manager should forget about luring a right back, instead, he must focus on signing a top-quality midfielder. What do you think?