Manchester United are still trying to build up a stronger squad ahead of the 2021-2022 season with interests in Kieran Trippier and Vinicius Jr.
Before this summer transfer window opened, Manchester United made players like Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane their transfer targets. They tried all they could to secure the approval of the players’ clubs which they finally did.
Jadon Sancho has already joined the Premier League club after a series of back and forth between Manchester United and his former club, Borussia Dortmund.
Also, Raphael Varane is on the verge to seal his move from Real Madrid to Manchester United. The Premier League club has reportedly agreed on personal terms. All that is left is for the player to undergo medicals at United before the deal can be sealed.
Aside from the two players, coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has added a new goalkeeper to his squad. His latest goalkeeper is Tom Heaton who joined Manchester United for free after he left Aston Villa.
Reports in the United Kingdom claimed that Manchester United intend to bring in more players before the end of this summer and two of those players could be Kieran Trippier and Vinicius Jr.
Kieran Trippier and his potential move to Manchester United
The city of Manchester is not new to Kieran Trippier. The 30-year-old English right-back started his football career at Manchester City before he joined Burnley, Tottenham Hotspur, and then Atlético Madrid.
He is currently having a season left in his contract with Atlético Madrid and he would not mind the idea of returning to Manchester to join the Red Devils this time around.
Reports have been speculating that Manchester United have shown interest in Kieran Trippier and the defender has even started making arrangements to relocate to Manchester.
On Thursday, reports claimed that an associate of Kieran Trippier was seen in the city of Manchester trying to buy a landed property which could mean that the defender is getting set for the move.
If the deal scale through, Trippier would have to compete with Wan-Bissaka for the full-back role at the club. The good news for Wan-Bissaka is that Trippier could play on both sides of the defense based on his performance in Euro 2020.
Recall that Wan-Bissaka was not deemed good enough to represent England in Euro 2020 but Kieran Trippier was selected. The 30-year-old right-back played 5 times in the tournament providing an assist.
Vinicius Jr is on the cards for Manchester United
A report by a Spanish publication, Diario AS, claimed that 21-year-old Brazilian left-winger, Vinicius Jr sees Manchester United as his second-best option if he is not able to stay at Real Madrid beyond this summer.
Though Vinicius still has over four seasons left on his contract with Real Madrid, his future at the club is uncertain. There are reports that Real Madrid might offload him to any interested club during the ongoing summer transfer window.
The reason why he might have to leave is that his stay at Real Madrid means that Madrid has more than the required non-European Union players. He might be sacrificed for Gareth Bale who is a Welshman and now a non-EU player due to the impact of Brexit.
Regulations in Spain gave Real Madrid the chance to have only three non-EU players. With Bale now a Non-EU player, it means that Madrid have four – Bale, Vinicius, Eder Militao, and Rodrygo. The person that is likely to be sacrificed this summer is the 21-year-old Brazilian winger.