Manchester United are “pushing hard” to sign Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid, according to reports in Spain.
However, it is warned that Atletico are in no hurry to get rid of Trippier, who has established himself as a key player for Diego Simeone this season.
Trippier has been ever-present for Atleti, who are currently joint-top of La Liga with two games in hand. Therefore, it would be tough to prise him away.
But that’s what United are trying to do, according to various sources. The Red Devils want to strengthen their options at right-back.
Trippier is a major target given that he has plenty of Premier League experience from his time with Burnley and Tottenham. He would also offer a greater attacking threat than United’s current option, Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Hence, AS claim that United are “pushing hard” for the full-back. However, Atletico have “cleared” any lingering doubts they had about the 30-year-old. He is not for sale.
‘Difficult’ for Atletico to sell
Indeed, the report adds that Atletico would find it “difficult” to consider letting Trippier return to his home country. With a contract until 2022, he remains a key player in the Spanish capital.
Therefore, United may have to consider other options if they want to bring in a new right-back in 2021.