Manchester United are reportedly “on the brink” of completing a deal for Crystal Palace star Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Wan-Bissaka enjoyed a breakthrough campaign at Palace and won the club’s Player of the Year following his fine performances at Selhurst Park.
The 21-year-old became a force to be reckoned with in the Premier League as his athleticism and aggressiveness proved to be a lethal combination for attackers in England to handle.
Squawka even revealed that Wan-Bissaka was the only player in the English top-flight to complete over 60 tackles, 60 interceptions and 60 take-ons.
So, naturally, this has captured the interest of United who desperately need to strengthen their defensive options. Aside from slumping to a sixth-place Premier League finish, the club also only had the 11th-best defensive record.
Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, therefore, has made signing a new defender a top priority. And GQ claim that the Norweigan is finally making progress with a €60m deal for Wan-Bissaka close to being completed.
The men’s magazine claims United chairman Ed Woodward will meet his Palace counterpart Steve Parish in London later this week to finalise the move.
Wan-Bissaka will also receive a nice pay rise at Old Trafford on a reported €85,000-per-week. Apparently, the England U-21 international has forced the move through after learning he will be a key man for United.
Should things go to plan, the 20-time English champions may announce their capture of Wan-Bissaka over the weekend. It will mark the club’s second signing of the summer following Daniel James’ arrival from Swansea City.
After debuting for Palace in February 2018, Wan-Bissaka has made 46 appearances in all competitions. The majority of his outings have come as a right-back.
Also on United’s radar is Napoli’s star centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, whose buy-out clause will rise to €150m next summer.