Kieran Trippier issues come and get me plea to Man Utd as he admits he wants transfer

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Manchester United could resume their pursuit of Kieran Trippier after the Atletico Madrid defender admitted he would “love” to return to the Premier League. United made efforts to sign Trippier in the summer transfer window but backed out due to Atleti’s steep demands when it came to a transfer fee.

Trippier joined Atleti for £20million back in July 2019 from Tottenham and has established himself as a key player for Diego Simeone’s side.

The England right-back made 35 appearances across all competitions for Atletico last season, helping the club win La Liga for the first time in seven years.

While Trippier has enjoyed a successful period at Atleti, he made it clear he was open to returning to the Premier League over the summer.

United initially believed he could be available for around £10m, but eventually walked away from negotiations when Atleti stuck to their £28m valuation.

Trippier signed a contract extension with the Spanish side in May and is under contract until June 2023.

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However, the 31-year-old has reaffirmed his desire to move back to the Premier League, throwing open the possibility of a transfer to United next year.

“I would love to play in the Premier League again,” Trippier told The Daily Mail.

“I know what I came here to do and I have done it.”

United’s director of football negotiations Matt Judge led the club’s efforts to sign Trippier over the summer so could resume contact with the England international’s camp.

Trippier is from Bury, still has family in the area and, according to The Athletic, was looking for houses around Manchester during the summer when a transfer looked likely.


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United signed Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo during the summer transfer window, but Trippier had initially been one of their priorities.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was keen to sign an experienced right-back to provide competition for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

However, with Atleti playing hard ball over a transfer fee, United eventually decided to keep Diogo Dalot at the club as Wan-Bissaka’s understudy.

Trippier has played under Sean Dyche at Burnley, Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham and Simeone at Atletico Madrid and he says he is already considering a career in coaching when he retires.

“I’ve learned a lot from all of them and this is something that I definitely want to do,” he said.

“Who knows, maybe further down the line I would like to be a manager. Who knows at the end of my career, I could play for Dyche again and get a coaching role with him.”

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