Manchester United have made headway in their pursuit of Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka with an agreement between the clubs imminent. The Reds have a huge summer transfer window ahead of them as they look to rebuild their squad following a disastrous 2018/19 season both domestically and in Europe.
Having already signed Swansea winger Daniel James, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to strengthen his squad further, with potential deals for Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes and Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire on the cards.
Manchester United have made Aaron Wan-Bissaka a top transfer priority this summer following his exploits with Crystal Palace in the Premier League. The 21-year old defender has attracted many top clubs across Europe but United are favourites to land him.
Palace want an amount in excess of 50m from Manchester United, which if paid, will break the Premier League transfer record for the most expensive British right-back. Kyle Walker’s switch from Tottenham Hotspur to Manchester City for £50million in 2017 currently takes top spot.
Though the transfer fee might seem overboard for someone who has only played one full season in the English top-flight, Aaron Wan-Bissaka could be a signing for the present and the foreseeable future. With Antonio Valencia already gone and Matteo Darmian also poised for a move away from Old Trafford, the Englishman will only have competition from Diogo Dalot for the right-back position.
A recent picture has also surfaced on social media, which shows a young Aaron Wan-Bissaka sitting with his family in a Manchester United shirt. His long-standing affection for the club might also be a key factor in brokering a deal between the two clubs.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka recently featured for England in the U21 Euro Championships in France. As a matter of fact, he did not have the best of tournaments, having scored a 95th minute own goal which lost the Young Lions their all-important opening game. He was subsequently dropped for the next two matches.