Transfer News: Manchester United ready to pay £18m for La Liga star to add defensive strength

Transfer News: Manchester United ready to pay £18m for Kieran Trippier

According to transfer news from Daily Star, Manchester United are willing to pay £18m for Kieran Trippier. United are hoping to add to their backline ahead of the season and the Atletico Madrid defender is seen as a competitor for Wan-Bissaka.

It is no secret that Manchester United could do with some added competition for Aaron Wan-Bissaka. The Red Devils saw last season as to how Alex Telles’ arrival boosted Luke Shaw’s performances. While Wan-Bissaka isn’t playing badly, he does need cover and competition.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka in action for Manchester United. (GETTY Images)
Aaron Wan-Bissaka in action for Manchester United. (GETTY Images)

Trippier is a proven performer at the club and international level as well. He was a part of the Atletico side that won La Liga last season. Trippier also featured in five games for England in the recently concluded Euros and provided the assist for Shaw’s goal in the final.

United are ready to shell out £18million for the former Spurs full-back in a bid to provide some competition to Wan-Bissaka. Trippier has two years left on his current deal, which means Atletico have a limited chance to ask more for the player.

Kieran Trippier in training for Atletico Madrid.
Kieran Trippier in training for Atletico Madrid. (imago Images)

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Trippier is a player that United can use as he can offer something wildly different to Wan-Bissaka. Yes, they might have to pay more for him but it could be worth it. Quite how the club goes about this will be interesting to see.