¡¡¡¡ATLETICO MADRID are considering a swap deal involving Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin and England ace Kieran Trippier.
¡¡¡¡Manchester United are said to be keen on the England ace but they may face competition from their Premier League rivals in North London.
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¡¡¡¡4Atletico Madrid’s sporting director Andrea Berta is said to be a big fan of Arsenal’s Hector BellerinCredit: Getty
¡¡¡¡4And he would be keen on doing a swap deal involving Kieran Trippier if the Englishman wants to return to his homelandCredit: Getty
¡¡¡¡Trippier, 30, has recently got new representatives – Base Soccer Agency – and could be tempted by a lucrative switch back to the UK, according to Marca.
¡¡¡¡The Three Lions star only joined the Spanish giants last summer for ¡ê20million on a three-year deal, won LaLiga in his first season and is said to be happy in Spain.
¡¡¡¡But a deal with a Premier League club has reportedly not been ruled out.
¡¡¡¡And this is where Arsenal come in with Bellerin said to be a favourite of Atletico sporting director Andrea Berta.
¡¡¡¡The Barcelona academy product is set to lead a mass exodus at Arsenal this summer.
¡¡¡¡The Spanish full-back?wants a new challenge after ten years at the Emirates and fancies?moving to another country.
¡¡¡¡And?Arsenal?boss?Arteta?will not stand in?the way of?Bellerin, 26, as he plans to revamp his underperforming squad.
¡¡¡¡It seems unlikely a switch to the Gunners would appeal to Trippier with the North Londoners not in any European competition next season and the Rojiblanco in the Champions League.
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¡¡¡¡But reports have surfaced suggesting he has been house-hunting in the North West ahead of a ¡ê10m move to Old Trafford.
¡¡¡¡According to?The Athletic, Trippier has been seen trying to find a new house near Man Utd’s famous old stadium.
¡¡¡¡The right back?may simply be looking to buy a property in the area because he’s originally from Bury in Greater Manchester.
¡¡¡¡Or it could be an indication that he’s interested in relocating from Madrid to England ahead of a summer move.
¡¡¡¡The Red Devils are believed to be interested in signing another right back to challenge Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
¡¡¡¡Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is said to have?reservations about the 23-year-old’s offensive ability?and needs a more experienced option.
¡¡¡¡Trippier has been crucial to Atletico’s success this season, making 28 LaLiga appearances as Diego Simeone’s first-choice right back.
¡¡¡¡The?Manchester City?academy graduate has previously played for Barnsley, Burnley and?Tottenham?- helping the latter reach the 2019 Champions League final.
¡¡¡¡Trippier has played down talk of a move from the Spanish capital, telling the press: “I’m enjoying myself so much out there.
¡¡¡¡”I’m just fully focused on doing the best I can for my club. I’m absolutely delighted I won the title out there.
¡¡¡¡”People might not focus on me as much because I’m out there in Spain, the Premier League is the Premier League.
¡¡¡¡”But I’m enjoying myself, loving it, my family are enjoying it, there’s sunshine every single day so I just need to keep doing as well as I can for Atletico.
¡¡¡¡”I’m delighted I’ve done that and now I’m part of England. I know Gareth watches the games along with his staff.
¡¡¡¡”So for me it’s just about doing as well as I can at the highest level to try to be selected for as long as I can with the national team.”
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