Man Utd confirm £50m transfer for Aaron Wan-Bissaka on FIVE-year deal worth £80,000-a-week from Crystal Palace
MANCHESTER UNITED have announced the £50million signing of Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace on a five-year deal.
The 21-year-old right-back becomes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s second capture of the summer after the tactician spent £15m on Swansea winger Daniel James earlier this month.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka pictured wearing a Manchester United kid as a youngster[/caption]
And Wan-Bissaka, 21, who has played just 42 games in his senior career, will pocket a £80,000-a-week deal at Old Trafford, EIGHT times more than he earned at Selhurst Park.
United were made to work hard for Wan-Bissaka’s signature, with Palace initially reluctant to part ways.
But after agreeing a whopping £50m fee, the England Under-21 international is now at the Theatre of Dreams and ready to help United climb back up the Premier League table.
Wan-Bissaka was pictured at The Lowry Hotel in Manchester after having a medical.
The move is a dream for the defender, who supported United as a youngster.
And it caps off a remarkable rise for Wan-Bissaka, who has been transformed from a shy kid at Crystal Palace’s academy to the modern day Ashley Cole.
At £50m Aaron Wan- Bissaka is the FIFTH most expensive player in United’s history.
The hope is his stay at Old Trafford offers a lot more than those four that lie above him — Paul Pogba £89m, Romelu Lukaku £75m, Angel Di Maria £59.7m and Fred on £52m.
At just over £275m, those four can hardly have been regarded as value for money.
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Solskjaer will be delighted to be closing on a right-back after prioritising strengthening that position.
United eye him as a first-team regular and it will see veteran Ashley Young fall down the pecking order.
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A young Aaron Wan-Bissaka hones his skills on the football field[/caption]
Aaron Wan-Bissaka won Crystal Palace Player of The Season award this year[/caption]