Napoli & Tottenham’s Kieran Trippier
Italian transfer guru Gianluca Di Marzio reported an eye-catching story on Monday night.
Di Marzio claims that Napoli have lodged an official bid with Tottenham for defender Kieran Trippier.
Trippier’s form has significantly dropped this season following an incredible 2017-18.
Indeed, Trippier was one of England’s star players at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Napoli, managed by Carlo Ancelotti, are said to have offered Spurs between €18 to €20 million for Trippier.
Di Marzio noted that Tottenham have rejected that offer for being too low.
For the record, the 28-year-old right-back is under contract with the Lillywhites until 2022.
[@DiMarzio] understands SSC Napoli have now submitted an offer of €20M to Tottenham Hotspur for right-back Kieran Trippier.
— Ricky Sacks ???? (@RickSpur) April 29, 2019
Trippier wants Man United move
Di Marzio has also announced that if Trippier does leave Spurs he’d angle for a move to Man United.
Trippier was born in Bury, so a move to Man United would be a move back to his roots.
That leaves the following question: would Man United be interested in Trippier?
Antonio Valencia is set to leave Old Trafford this summer, while few believe Ashley Young should continue to be deployed at right-back next season.
Could Diogo Dalot fill that spot? Perhaps, however Man United have also been linked with Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Different people at Man United like Wan-Bissaka and Trippier, but Meunier has emerged as a cut-price option that would be easy to do. One thing for sure – new right-backs incoming this summer #mufc https://t.co/6kR9hibpIB
— Ed Malyon (@eaamalyon) April 23, 2019