Everton-linked Kieran Trippier is open to leaving Atletico Madrid this summer
Atletico Madrid’s league-winning right-back Kieran Trippier is reportedly keen on making a return to England this summer amid links to Everton and Manchester United.
According to The Athletic, the former Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur player has been subject to transfer interest from Manchester United and is open to the idea of joining the Red Devils.
He is understood to be looking at flats in the area and will cost the 13-time Premier League winners a fee in the region of £10 million this summer.
The report states, “United have reignited negotiations [for Trippier]. Trippier would be open to moving back to Manchester, where he is originally from.
“Some sources believe a fee of €12 million (£10 million) could tempt the Spanish club into selling.”
Everton, who have also been linked with the player, and according to The Daily Mail, have been offered a chance to sign him this summer as they’re looking for a right-back.
He is understood to find more game time at Goodison Park, but Old Trafford appears to be the likelier of the two landing spots as the 30-year-old is originally from Manchester and would like to return to his hometown.
Not good news
Man United currently look the favourites to sign him, but that’s more to do with their geographical location than anything else.
Trippier is going to get more game time and Everton rather than at United where he would be playing second-fiddle to Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
For 10 million, he offers a tempting prospect for clubs like the Toffees to test the waters and see whether they can convince the England international to jump ship.
It will not be an easy move to pursue, by any means, but if there’s a deal to be made, Marcel Brands must try everything he can to get his man.
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