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Manchester United are preparing a summer swoop for Kieran Trippier and the full-back is already set on a return to England this summer. That’s according to reports, that cite this could be Atletico Madrid’s last chance to secure a fee for the former Tottenham man who they signed in the summer of 2019.
Trippier helped Atletico win their second La Liga title under Diego Simeone this summer and was a mainstay in their starting XI besides his 10-week ban.
His remarkably consistent form helped cement his place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad ahead of the European Championships this summer.
Yet while he has enjoyed his Spanish expedition at the Wanda Metropolitano, Trippier is now entering the final year of his contract.
It makes him an attractive option for English clubs, who could look to test Atletico’s resolve before the start of next season.
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According to the Manchester Evening News, United have reignited their interest in the former Spurs man having looked at a potential deal in January.
It’s believed Trippier has already started planning ahead for a potential return to England after the Euros.
United want to bring in extra competition for Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who was the club’s only right-back last season.
Diogo Dalot impressed while on loan at AC Milan and they want to sign him on a permanent deal.
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While Wan-Bissaka is defensively faultless, Trippier would provide United with a threat going forward.
His crossing could help United turn some of their draws against teams defending with a low-block into wins.
Luke Shaw has reaped the rewards of extra competition from Alex Telles at left-back this season.
It’s believed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to make things more competitive at right-back ahead of next term.
Trippier would add some additional experience to the Red Devils too having played at the World Cup and in a Champions League final.
United’s priority in the transfer market remains on securing the services of a new partner for Harry Maguire at centre-back.
The club were keen to add a new striker to their ranks before Edinson Cavani committed his future for another year.
Jadon Sancho also remains a target but negotiating a fee that satisfies Borussia Dortmund has proved difficult in the past 12 months.
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