Man United target ‘prioritising’ Prem return this summer

Date published: Wednesday 14th July 2021 5:43 - Lewis Oldham

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According to reports, Atletico Madrid full-back Kieran Trippier is “prioritising” a transfer this summer and he “wants” to return to England amid his links to Man United.

Trippier signed for Totteham Hotspur in 2015. He was a bit-part player during his first two seasons at the club.

But he became their new first-choice right-back in 2017 when Kyle Walker left the club to join Manchester City.


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Trippier took that opportunity with both hands as he established himself as one of the best full-backs in the country.

After losing in the 2018/19 Champions League final with Spurs, the defender signed for Atletico Madrid for £20m plus add-ons.

The Englishman has been a mainstay under Diego Simeone since then as he has already played 68 times for Madrid across all competitions.

The 2020/21 campaign was a special one for Atletico and Trippier as they finished above Real Madrid and Barcelona to win the La Liga title.

Trippier took this form into Euro 2020 as he has impressed for England this summer. He has been linked with Man United of late. 

The Daily Mail have now reported that Trippier is “prioritising a return to the Premier League next season”. He “wants” to return to England and the report adds that he only has one year remaining on his deal at Madrid.

Earlier this week, Jose Mourinho admitted that he may have been “too harsh” on Luke Shaw during their time together at Man United:

“I always try to find what I can see as the weakness of the player and sometimes I’m successful, other times I’m not.

“Maybe I was too harsh with him, maybe he was not ready for that.

“The injury was such an incredible injury but I think in this moment the country looks to him and deservedly as a proper left-back for the national team from my side I can only say congratulations to him because he did it by himself for sure, with the coaches of the club and the national team.

“I think that he has more to give because his potential is good and now he is defending well and knows how to defend inside which was a weakness for him and when he goes forward the team loses the ball, his recovery back shows how much better intensity [he has] going forward, more intensity, more crosses. I think he was good.”

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