Kieran Trippier sends Man Utd transfer message that may shut down Red Devils’ £18m theory
Manchester United may have seen their efforts spurned as they look to ramp up their attempts to sign Kieran Trippier this summer transfer window. The Atletico Madrid star is on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s wish list.
Trippier may have just ended United’s attempts to sign him this summer after admitting his love for Atletico Madrid.
The England international is one of several targets that Solskjaer would like to add to his squad in the transfer window.
It comes after a disappointing season for the Red Devils, who finished the year without any silverware.
With Aaron Wan-Bissaka the only senior right-back in the team, United want to strengthen the position and see Trippier as the ideal candidate.
An £18m offer had been mooted to be enough to tempt Atletico into selling the 30-year-old, who moved to Spain in 2019.
However, the former Tottenham star has insisted he is happy in Madrid, thwarting United’s plan.
Trippier said: “I’m enjoying myself so much out there. I’m just fully focused on doing the best I can for my club. I’m absolutely delighted I won the title out there.
“People might not focus on me as much because I’m out there in Spain, the Premier League is the Premier League, but I’m enjoying myself, loving it, my family are enjoying it, there’s sunshine every single day so I just need to keep doing as well as I can for Atletico.
“I’m delighted I’ve done that and now I’m part of England. I know Gareth watches the games along with his staff, so for me it’s just about doing as well as I can at the highest level to try to be selected for as long as I can with the national team.”
Trippier is just one of several British exports around the world who have left the Premier League and the defender has told others to follow suit to bolster their own careers.
He added: ”It’s good to see other players like (Ashley) Young, (Fikayo) Tomori, Jadon Sancho and Jude in Germany, but for me personally, it’s been a great experience, a different culture, working with Simeone.
“He’s worked extremely hard with me, especially one to one, tactically where he wants me to be defensively and I think I have improved on my defensive side (of the game).
“I said in many interviews when leaving Tottenham that I knew I had to improve my defensive side and feel like Ive done that working with Simeone.
“So I hope that more English players do travel to play abroad because it’s great learning curve and experience, but more than anything else they will enjoy it as well.
“Speaking of my own experience, I’m absolutely delighted I’ve done it. I’ve won a title and long may that continue.”