Solskjaer cuts Man Utd right-back targets down to just two

Date published: Monday 3rd June 2019 1:17

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly cut down his options to sign a new Manchester United right-back to just two players.

The Red Devils boss is in the hunt for a new full-back, with Antonio Valencia leaving and doubts over the long-term future of Matteo Darmian at Old Trafford.

That leaves veteran star Ashley Young and youngster Diogo Dalot as Solskjaer’s remaining options and the Norwegian is said to want another body in to provide stronger competition.

Tottenham and England star Kieran Trippier has been strongly tipped to make a move to Old Trafford, despite links to Serie A sides Juventus and Napoli.

However, a report in the Daily Mirror claims that United fear being held to ransom by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy over Trippier, who is rated at £30million, and are keeping Crystal Palace’s rising star Aaron Wan-Bissaka as a viable alternative.

Wan-Bissaka is just 21 years of age and even though he would cost nearer to £45million, the Eagles defender would be a more long-term option than 28-year-old Trippier.

The former Manchester City academy youngster has had a drop off in form this season, after a superb World Cup in Russia, leading to talk that Mauricio Pochettino would look to replace a player who still has three years left on his contract.

 

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