Aaron Wan-Bissaka has reportedly completed his transfer to Manchester United by putting pen to paper on a lucrative five-year contract.
Wan-Bissaka’s breakthrough campaign at Crystal Palace last season has captured the interest of United, who desperately need to improve their defensive options.
The Red Devils have allegedly been locked in negotiations with Palace for most of this month over the talented 21-year-old, who primarily operates as a full-back.
Another factor said to have caught coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s eye is Wan-Bissaka’s athleticism and aggressiveness, which is a valuable asset considering the physical demands of Premier League football.
Serie A champions Juventus had also recently been accredited with an interest in this new exciting English prospect. While Premier League winners Manchester City and Chelsea were reportedly been keeping tabs on him earlier this year.
But Sky Sports reports that United have won the race for Wan-Bissaka on a five-year contract. Apparently, all the paperwork has been completed and the player has successfully passed his medical in Manchester.
The English sports network added that Wan-Bissaka will earn over £80,000 a week. Which is a massive pay rise compared to the £10,000 he makes weekly at Palace.
Meanwhile, reports in England suggest the 20-time English champions will pay Palace £50m as part of the deal.
This announcement comes shortly after photos emerged of Wan-Bissaka wearing a United jersey when he was younger.
The England U-21 international’s interest in a dream move to Old Trafford was so great, he apparently forced it through.
After debuting for Palace in February 2018, Wan-Bissaka has made 46 appearances in all competitions.
Therefore, Solskjaer has now got the second signing of his United career following Daniel James’ arrival from Swansea City earlier this month.