Report: Everton and PSG to rival Manchester United for Kieran Trippier
Everton and PSG are in the mix to sign Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier during the summer transfer window, according to The Athletic.
It is claimed, however, that Manchester United are keen and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could well hold the aces.
United are keen to sign a deputy for Aaron Wan-Bissaka and moving from Atletico to sit on the bench might not appeal to the England man.
Trippier is on the cusp of a league title with Los Rojiblancos. Yesterday’s dramatic 2-1 win over Osasuna keeps it in Atletico’s hands with just one game remaining.
The 30-year-old will have just a year remaining on his deal in Madrid during the summer and they could decide to cash in.
Everton have Seamus Coleman at right-back, although Carlo Ancelotti would surely welcome the chance to bolster his defensive ranks.
Similarly, PSG are managed by Mauricio Pochettino who helped Trippier thrive at Tottenham. The former Spurs incumbent also has Serge Aurier on his summer wishlist.
It is claimed in the report that Trippier would be keen to bring his family back to the UK if he decides to leave during the summer transfer window.
TBR View: Trippier would be a smart signing for Everton
The experienced defender might complement Ancelotti’s squad nicely and he would arrive full of confidence after his two years in the Spanish capital.
Trippier has 107 Premier League appearances to his name, whilst he’s also played 26 times for England.
With a year left on his contract, he shouldn’t cost a fortune and his wages in Spain are currently a relatively modest £73,000-a-week.
Coleman at 32 would benefit from some competition and why not a proven top-flight performer like Trippier.
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