Transfer News: Difference in fee holding up Kieran Trippier to Manchester United
But the 30-year-old defender is still on United’s radar this summer. He is keen to return to the Premier League and Old Trafford is his preferred destination, with the player describing it as a ‘dream move’ earlier this summer.
The issue that seems to be holding up the transfer is the difference in the valuation of the player. Los Colchoneros want £34million for Trippier, which is in his release clause amount.
On the other hand, United are only willing to pay up to £18million for the former Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley right-back. Trippier has plenty of experience playing in the Premier League and is still England’s go-to right back.
Trippier deal still in the balance
United could use a player like him in their squad, especially considering the lack of quality backup for Aaron Wan-Bissaka. Moreover, Trippier can offer a different dynamic to their team when United are in possession of the ball.
But Atletico seem rigid in their stance and his release clause is almost double what United are willing to part ways with for him. The player’s apparent keenness on a move, however, is something that should keep John Murtough hopeful.
The club has already sealed a move for Borussia Dortmund’s highly-rated winger, Jadon Sancho. And Raphael Varane is also on the verge of being announced as a Red Devil.
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Adding Trippier to that would be the icing on top of an already delicious cake. But it remains to be seen who budges – if anyone does at all – between United and Atletico in their current impasse over Trippier.