Manchester United have agreed to sign Crystal Palace full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka for a deal worth £50 million. The 21-year-old had a breakthrough season with the south London club with several outstanding displays. His performances led to him being named Palace’s Player of the Year at the end of the season, as well as attracting interest from many top English sides.
United looks like they have won the race for his signature with a contract reported to be worth £45 million, including an extra five million in add-ons. This sum would make Wan-Bissaka the most expensive defender in Manchester United’s history.
Wan-Bissaka is United’s second signing of the summer, joining after Daniel James from Swansea. The Manchester club is expected to have a busy summer after finishing sixth in the Premier League last season.
It is believed that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to get rid of many players, preferring fresh, hungry youngsters who are eager to prove themselves. Wan-Bissaka is replacing 33-year-old right-back Antonio Valencia, who will leave the club when his contract expires on June 30th.
Wan-Bissaka has just concluded a disappointing under-21 international European championship with England, facing elimination in the group stages. He is expected to travel to Manchester for medical reasons on Wednesday, June 27th.