Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier has admitted he would love to play in the Premier League again before hanging up his boots, amid interest from Manchester United.
While United enjoyed a fruitful summer in which they signed Tom Heaton, Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo, they didn't manage to strengthen every position they wanted to.
Defensive-midfield remains a big problem and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also wanted to recruit a new right-back to give Aaron Wan-Bissaka some serious competition, with Trippier being the top target.
MEN Sport reported that the right-back was keen on a return to Manchester with his boyhood club United and had arranged for his family to relocate to England, but Atletico had other plans.
Trippier has been a key player for Diego Simeone during his two full seasons in Spain and the club slapped a hefty asking price on him, despite the fact his contract expires in 2023, to put United off.
With Diogo Dalot not massively impressing when given another chance in the side this season, United may be in the market for another full-back again when the window reopens.
Luckily, Trippier still seems keen on a move and has expressed his desire to play in England once more.
"I came here to try to achieve great things and I'd won the league," Trippier told the Daily Mail when reflecting on Atletico's La Liga triumph.
"I just tried to take it all in.
"I would love to play in the Premier League again."
Trippier also discussed his plans for after retirement and revealed he would like to get into coaching.
Having played under the likes of Simeone, Mauricio Pochettino and Sean Dyche, he certainly has plenty of key influences.
"I've learned a lot from all of them and this is something that I definitely want to do," he added.
"Who knows, maybe further down the line I would like to be a manager. Who knows at the end of my career, I could play for Dyche again and get a coaching role with him."
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