CLOSER LOOK AT TRIPPIER

Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier is reportedly close to joining Manchester United.

The 30-year-old started his career in Manchester – but not at the Red Devils.

Although his family are believed to be United fans, Trippier came through the ranks at Manchester City.

He never made an appearance for the current Premier League champions, spending time on loan at Barnsley before moving to Burnley in July 2011.

Trippier made an immediate impact at Turf Moor, playing in every Championship game during his debut season.

Burnley won promotion in 2014 and the right-back played all 38 games for the Lancashire club in the Premier League as they were relegated.

Trippier joined Tottenham in June 2015 and it took him a while to break into the team, making just 18 Prem appearances during his first two seasons in North London.

But after Kyle Walker’s move to Manchester City he made the right-back position his own, helping Spurs reach the 2019 Champions League final.

Trippier has spent the last two seasons at Atletico, winning LaLiga last term.

The local lad would be quite the coup for United…



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