Right-back is an area that Manchester United might need to bring in some reinforcements in over the course of the summer transfer window.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka has served as the starting right-back for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ever since joining the club from Crystal Palace back in the summer of 2019. And while there is no doubt that he is one of the best in his position defensively, the 23-year-old is not the strongest on the other end of the pitch.
As a result, the club have been linked with quite a few right-backs in the recent past and one of them is Kieran Trippier. The 30-year-old already has a lot of experience in the Premier League, having played for the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley. He has been a big part of the England national team over the last several years as well.
The Red Devils want to bring Trippier to Old Trafford but it does not look like it will be easy. As reported by The Guardian, Atletico Madrid want about €40 million (£34.4 million) for the transfer of the England international.
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Would Trippier be a good signing for Manchester United?
It goes without saying that Trippier would be a solid addition to Solskjaer’s side. But a transfer fee around €40 million might prove to be very steep, especially in the current financial situation.
At the end of the day, Trippier is 30 years of age and would not be a long-term solution for the club. And it is very possible that the Red Devils are looking to bring him in as competition to Wan-Bissaka rather than as his replacement in the starting XI.
Thus, it might be very difficult for them to shell out a transfer fee of around €40 million for the right-back, when there are several other positions in the squad that they need to strengthen in over the course of the summer as well.