According to a report from The Athletic, Kieran Trippier is in talks with Manchester United over a move back to England, with the former Tottenham man already house-hunting in Manchester ahead of the potential move.
Tottenham picked up Trippier for just £3.5m from Burnley back in 2015 thanks to a release clause in the right-back’s contract.
He proved to be a fantastic acquisition for Spurs and his impressive displays towards the end of the 2016/17 campaign were perhaps a factor that convinced Tottenham to cash in on Kyle Walker.
Trippier did come in for quite a bit of criticism from sections of the fanbase during his final season at Spurs due to some defensive lapses but the England international has since admitted that he was playing through an injury.
As such, not many Spurs fans would have likely been displeased when the club sold the former Burnely defender to Atletico Madrid for £21.7m in 2019.
However, Trippier has been excellent during his two seasons with Atletico, playing a valued part in their La Liga triumph this season.
The Athletic report that the right-back now wants to return to the Premier League and Man Utd are engaged in talks with the player’s representatives.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly views Trippier as ‘a ready-made elite option’ to offer competition to Aaron Wan-Bissaka and it is asserted that Atletico value him at £10m.
Spurs Web Opinion
Trippier would be a good acquisition for United as he could offer much more than Wan-Bissaka in games where Solskjaer’s men are up against a low block and see a lot of the ball.
There is no doubt that we made a mistake by selling Trippier when we did despite his struggles in 2018/19 campaign. Right-back has been a major problem area for us since he left.
However, I do not believe we should consider going back for him this summer as we need to build towards the future and look towards some like Max Aarons instead.
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