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Aston Villa: Kieran Trippier links emerge

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Aston Villa and Manchester United are just two of the sides who are willing to make a January move for Atletico Madrid right-back Kieran Trippier, 90min report.

The Lowdown: Previous Trippier links

This isn’t the first time that Trippier, who Gareth Southgate described as a ‘warrior’, has been linked with a move to Villa Park.

Should Villa move for Trippier?

Yes, no brainer!

Yes, no brainer!

No, avoid!

No, avoid!

Reports last year claimed that Villa wanted to sign the full-back to the Midlands, either on loan or in a permanent transfer. As we know, that never materialised, with Trippier still at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, where he has made 83 appearances under Diego Simeone.

However, links of a move to Bodymoor Heath have re-surfaced, with owners NSWE promising Steven Gerrard a huge transfer kitty for January.

The Latest: 90min’s report

90min shared an update regarding Trippier’s future on Wednesday afternoon.

Sources confirmed to the site that the £77,000-a-week full-back remains keen on a return to the Premier League, with Newcastle set to offer the England international a club-record contract.

A move to St James’ Park would cost in excess of £39m, with Villa, Crystal Palace, Everton and Manchester United also willing to move, should the La Liga side be willing to sell.

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The Verdict: Club-record deal?

With Newcastle needing to pay over £39m for Trippier, you’d expect Villa would be in the same boat, meaning the defender could become Villa’s most-expensive signing of all time.

It would be a lot of money to bolster an area of the pitch that is nailed down by Matty Cash at this moment in time, so perhaps Villa should instead look at adding a defensive midfielder, a position Gerrard wants to add to in the New Year.

Adding Trippier’s quality would be a shrewd move, but for a fee over £40m, the club could be wise to use those funds elsewhere for now.

In other news: ‘Surely not?’ – Lots of Villa fans erupt at NSWE’s plans. 

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