The Mirror reports that Manchester United is keen on buying Kieran Tripper but he might be difficult to obtain.
The right-back is a target for United and is high on the list of defenders they would like to bring to Old Trafford. But United are fearful that they would be held at ransom by Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy. Levy would most likely demand more than £30 million for the 28-year-old right back. United is looking at an alternative in Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who is 21 and would be a better long term acquisition than the Spurs defender. But it would cost United more money for around £45 million.
Whereas Trippier’s speed coupled with him being more experienced could be of more interest to United. Diogo Dalot is a 20-year-old right-back and is still learning his trade. He’ll need more time to mature. So he isn’t the ideal player to start in the right-back position next season. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would love to have Trippier be a mentor to Dalot so that the young defender can progress faster in the right-back role.
Trippier had a great 2018 World Cup last year, but his form was poor last season. He was left out of the English national senior team for the upcoming Nations League finals. Manchester United should pursue Wan-Bissaka because even though he would cost United more and is far younger it may be an easier deal to do.
They should just pursue the Crystal Palace defender, and spend more money knowing that he’s a better long-term investment than Trippier. So that means he has more upside because he is seven years younger and they’re more likely to have less difficulties in dealing with Palace than with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.
Who should we sign Wan-Bissaka or Kieran Trippier? Who is better value for money to you?