“Trippier’s England heroics look to have excited plenty of European heavyweights and the betting suggests up to five clubs could be tempted into making a move for the Spurs man this summer,” said Ladbrokes spokesman Alex Apati. (h/t the Daily Star)
The England right-back has impressed at the World Cup in Russia, with Gareth Southgate’s men progressing to the semi-finals after beating Sweden last week. Trippier and co. will face Croatia on Wednesday as the Three Lions must aim to book a place in the World Cup final.
Trippier has been excellent in Russia and that has seen the bookmakers fancying the prospect of him joining United. The report adds that Trippier is 5/2 with Ladbrokes to move to Old Trafford, while Chelsea are next in line to land the England star, with the Blues priced at 7/2. Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona are also in the mix, priced at 4/1 and 5/1 respectively.
As far as United are concerned, Jose Mourinho has already signed Diogo Dalot from FC Porto to compete with Antonio Valencia at right-back. Valencia has shown no signs of slowing down and has been one of the most consistent performers for our club ever since Mourinho took charge in 2016. But the Ecuadorian is set to turn 33 next month, making Dalot’s arrival perfectly timed.
With Dalot’s acquisition, however, there is no space for another right-back at our club. Despite Tripper’s rip-roaring form for England in the World Cup, we should not sign the Tottenham Hotspur man at any cost.