Journalist Mike McGrath has been discussing Kieran Trippier and the chances of him making a move to Manchester United this summer.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have been tracking the England defender for some time now, and reportedly had a €40m (£34.4m) bid rejected by Atletico Madrid in June. Although, with Trippier reportedly ‘desperate’ for a move back to England this summer, this saga could still go on for some time if he feels like he could force a move.
However, speaking on the latest edition of Touchline Talk, McGrath pointed out that whilst Man Utd and Trippier might want the deal to happen, the same couldn’t be said for his current club, and that might end up putting a spanner in the works:
“I see some difficulties in some of the transfers that they want to do. Trippier, for instance, at right-back would be perfect for them to come in and be supporting and competing with Aaron Wan-Bissaka, but I think Atletico would love to keep him and wouldn’t want to let him go on the cheap. So there’s problems there.”
TIF Thoughts on Mike McGrath’s comments about Kieran Trippier to Manchester United…
Do you expect United to sign Trippier?
This news could actually be beneficial to Manchester United, because they don’t really need someone to come in and disrupt Wan-Bissaka, who was statistically one of their best players last year.
He ranked second overall behind Bruno Fernandes in the Premier League and finished quite high in a number of defensive categories. Bringing in someone to disrupt his flow as he continues to grow after some struggles this past season wouldn’t exactly do his confidence much good.
If they want to bring in another right-back to add depth and allow him to rest for the odd game, that’s fine, although they do have some of that already. But to bring in someone who could potentially usurp him just seems counter-productive for the 23-year-old and his future at Old Trafford.