Manchester United’s pursuit of England international and Atletico Madrid full-back Kieran Trippier has stalled as the Spanish champions demand more money.
According to The Sun, United are offering the versatile defender £ 18million.
The Madrid team, however, want a lot more and are ready to play hard.
Personal conditions shouldn’t be an issue with sources saying the former Tottenham and Burnley defender agreed to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s terms.
Trippier enjoyed a successful stay in the Spanish capital after arriving from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2019.
He arrived for £ 21.7million and since then he has been a key member of Diego Simeone’s squad who saw him win La Liga for the first time since the 2013/14 season.
It’s no surprise that Simeone wants him to stay given the quality he has both offensively and defensively as well as his experience competing at the highest level of the game.
The former Premier League defender is said to be open to a return to the league and the Manchester Evening News has reported that he has made arrangements to move to Manchester.
However, with two years left on his contract following Atleti’s decision to trigger a clause on his contract that would see him stay another 12 months, it won’t be an easy signing for United to claim.
With the Premier League season set to start in less than four weeks, Solskjaer will want as much business done as possible before the big kick-off.
The club have already secured the signing of one of Europe’s most exciting talents, Jadon Sancho, and are still working on a deal to bring Raphael Varane from Real Madrid.
United struggled in the transfer market last summer and were rushing for signings in the final days of the window.
Everyone involved this time around will desperately want to avoid a repeat of this event.