Manchester United to wrap up Aaron Wan-Bissaka deal after U21 Euro return

Published 06/25/2019, 2:59 PM EDT
Manchester United are keen to bring Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Old Trafford as their second summer signing.


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.

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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. 

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Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s breakthrough campaign with Crystal Palace saw him finish the season with the third-most tackles.

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.  

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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 could be a Manchester United player upon his return from international duty.

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. 

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