One pundit reckons Man Utd ‘missed a trick’ by failing to land Atletico right-back Kieran Trippier.The England international is closing in on a Premier League return this month, but with Newcastle instead. According to BBC Sport, the Magpies have agreed a £12m fee plus add-ons to sign Trippier.
The 31-year-old looks set to become the first signing of the new era at St James’ Park. The transfer will also see Trippier reunite with Eddie Howe, as the pair worked together at Burnley.
Man Utd have long been admirers of the defender. Many predicted them to sign him as a replacement for Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who can sometimes be found lacking in the attacking third.
On Wan-Bissaka, former striker Gabby Agbonlahor said (via HITC): “When I watch Man Utd, [Cristiano] Ronaldo must be so frustrated f …