Journalist reveals that Man Utd have held talks over player Spurs sold last year

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Dom Le Roy

The Athletic’s David Ornstein has confirmed that Manchester United have held talks with Atletico Madrid over a potential deal for Kieran Trippier but hinted that the move may not come to fruition.

Trippier had a poor 2018-19 season from an individual standpoint which led to Tottenham deciding to sell him to Atletico in the summer of 2019 for a reported fee of £21.7m.

He has since then rebuilt his reputation in the Spanish capital and has established himself as an important part of Diego Simeone’s side.

The Telegraph reported at the start of this month that Manchester United are keeping tabs on the former Spurs man and could be set to offer him a route back to the Premier League in January.

Trippier has since been handed a ten-week ban from all football after being found guilty of breaking the Football Association’s betting rules (Daily Mail).

Ornstein now claims that the Red Devils have held discussions over the England international but negotiations have not gone any further.

He added that Trippier wants to return to England but the 10-game ban might complicate any January deal.

Spurs Web Opinion

For all the abuse Kieran Trippier got for his defending during his final season at Tottenham, he has since then proved that he can be a solid defender under the right system. With hindsight, one can certainly make the case that we would have been better off hanging on to him.

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