Manchester United bid for Kieran Trippier rejected by Atletico Madrid

Reports from England suggest that Manchester United have made their first bid for Trippier, but Atletico Madrid have rejected this bid.

Manchester United have targeted the signing of Kieran Trippier and are keen to sign the England international. Atletico have rejected this first bid by the English club of about 10 million pounds, about 12 million euros. The Rojiblancos have considered this bid as too low for a player of Trippier’s quality.

Trippier was signed by Atletico Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2019 for 20 million pounds. He became Atlético’s first English player in 95 years. In December 2020, Trippier was given a 10-week worldwide football ban and fined £70,000 for four breaches of Football Association betting rules after he allegedly passed on information on his transfer to his friends who then placed bets on his transfer. At the end of the 2020–21 season, Trippier won his first major trophy as Atlético secured the La Liga title on the final day of the season.

Trippier has indicated to his entourage that he is keen on a move away from the Spanish club and is interested in a potential move back to the Premier League. Emboldened by this factor, Manchester United have made a move for the 30-year old right back. They look to increase their depth in this position and provide a possible backup or rotation option to their current first-choice right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka. Atletico have rejected United’s first bid and are only looking to sell at the price that they paid Tottenham for the Englishman, namely 20 million pounds.

In 28 appearances for Atletico Madrid in the 2020/21 La Liga season, Trippier has recorded 6 assists.

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