Manchester United face Kieran Trippier over a transfer problem, while Atlético de Madrid “plays hard”
Manchester United’s pursuit of Kieran Trippier may have hit the mark with Atlético de Madrid in no rush to sell out the defender despite entering the final year of his contract.
The Frenchman’s contract expires and the whites have resigned themselves to his departure, although against his will. Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been United’s regular right-back, but there are doubts about his attacking ability. Euro 2020 with the versatility of him a great advantage.
The 30-year-old has already shown his quality in the Premier League with Tottenham and Burnley.
United also want to close a deal for Raphael Varane, whose future at Real Madrid appears to be over.
£50 million was announced with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side nearing the end of personal terms with the player.
Sooner or later the transfer of Jadon Sancho will also be announced.
The Borussia Dortmund winger has been on United’s radar for some time, and Solskjaer said over the weekend that all he needs is paperwork.
He said: “Few details remain. I hope this is announced soon.
Solskjaer also said that Jesse Lingard’s return is part of his plans for the future, despite borrowing his in the middle of last year.
The midfielder has rediscovered his best form at West Ham and now seeks to insert himself into the image of the starting XI.
“He was one of the standouts. He is a Manchester United player and wants to fight for his place,” Solskjaer said.
“He came back bright, confident and full of energy. I think everyone saw what he did at the end of last season with West Ham.”
“He is still in my plans. I look forward to him at Man Utd at the start of the season.”