Manchester United have concerns over signing Kieran Trippier this summer with Atletico Madrid holding firm to their transfer stance. United started negotiations in June, but are still far from an agreement as Atletico plays hardball over their asking prices.
Matt Judge, United’s director for football negotiations, met Trippier to discuss a possible transfer prior to Euro 2020.
Trippier, a Manchester resident, is eager to return to England after two successful years living in Spain.
Atleti don’t want to lose the 30-year-old right back. He was an integral part of Diego Simeone winning title last season.
Initial reports suggested the England international would be available for around PS10million, but The Daily Star says the Spanish club are now holding out for PS30m.
Recent negotiations have been stalled, as United is focusing solely on Jadon Sancho’s PS73m contract and the PS34m fees that could increase to PS43m by Raphael Varane.
Over the last few years, he has shown England that he can play at both left-back and right-wing-back with an altered tactical system.
He is expected to quickly settle into Old Trafford due to his experience as well as existing relationships with Luke Shaw, Marcus Rashford, and Harry Maguire.
The Athletic reported back in June that Trippier was so confident about the move that he was searching for houses in the Manchester area.
The Star says that he thinks any deal can be reached down to the last days of the window which ends on August 31.
According to reports, he is willing to wait in hopes that Atletico will reduce their demands over the next weeks.
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Publiated at Mon, 2 Aug 2021 9:42:02 PM +0000