Arsenal are interested in signing Kieran Trippier for £20 million, according to reports.
Arsenal and Manchester United are likely to compete for Atletico Madrid right-back Kieran Trippier.
In their search for a new right-back, Arsenal are said to have set their sights on Kieran Trippier. As he enters the final two years of his contract in Spain, the England international wants to return to the Premier League this summer, but Manchester United is his first choice.
The Red Devils held preliminary talks with Atletico Madrid earlier in the transfer season but were unable to persuade the Spanish champions to sell.
United remain hopeful that a deal for Trippier will be completed later in the window.
Trippier is said to want to join United as well, although he will remain at Fulham until a sum has been negotiated between the two teams.
Atletico wants to reclaim the £20 million they paid Tottenham to sign the full-back in 2019.
Arsenal has started working on a deal for Bernardo Silva after Man City requested his departure.
Arsenal are reportedly ready to compete with United for Trippier, according to The Sun.
With Hector Bellerin expected to go, the Gunners are prioritizing the recruitment of a right-back.
Trippier, they believe, is the ideal addition because of his experience, mentality, and quality.
Trippier’s legacy at Tottenham is likely to be tarnished by his decision to join Arsenal.
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If Arsenal are to meet Atletico’s valuation, the 30-year-old will have to make a decision.
Arsenal’s interest in the player is only likely to fuel United’s pursuit of him.
They had been taking a laid-back approach to the problem earlier, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to make Trippier his fourth summer acquisition.
Trippier is expected to give robust competition for Aaron Wan-Bissaka at right-back while also providing United with a strong attacking threat.
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He can also play wing-back, which appeals to Solskjaer, who is willing to change formations.
Arsenal has spent a significant portion of its transfer budget on Ben White, therefore funds may be tight.
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