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Aaron Wan-Bissaka pays homage to Crystal Palace following transfer  

Aaron Wan-Bissaka pays homage to Crystal Palace following transfer
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Wan-Bissaka, who recently signed for Manchester United, did not forget to express gratitude towards his former team, Crystal Palace.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka has officially joined Manchester United. In what became a £50m signing contract with the Red Devils, the defender has parted ways with his former club, Crystal Palace.

The 21-year-old is now under Manchester United’s wing and has five years to spend at the club. Moreover, as soon as the contract expires, he may be looking at extensions, too.

Interestingly, the signing lands Wan-Bissaka at the sixth spot of the most expensive defenders’ transfers in history. The England-born defender played his first game for Crystal Palace in 2018, despite struggling with injuries at the time.

Naturally, this makes Wan-Bissaka’s departure from Crystal Palace even harder, if we have in mind the player scored 42 appearances for the team. In order to express his thanks and appreciation, Aaron posted a heartfelt post on Twitter.

“I can’t thank everyone at Crystal Palace enough,” Wan-Bissaka wrote.

 Aaron Wan-Bissaka pays homage to Crystal Palace following transfer  
LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 30: Alex Pritchard of Huddersfield Town battles for possession with Aaron Wan-Bissaka of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Huddersfield Town at Selhurst Park on March 30, 2019, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

“I’ve been at the club for 11 years and grown up there,” he added.

“So I will never forget my roots and the support I’ve had from fans, players and staff. Thank you to everyone.”

Aside from the emotional post, Wan-Bissaka also uploaded a video tribute, which Crystal Palace then reposted. And just like he praised Palace, the club chairman, Steve Parish, had a few good things to say of him as well.

“We are immensely proud to have been part of Aaron’s development as a player and a person,” Parish noted, reports Standard.

“He is a really fantastic young man. We have all enjoyed having him as part of the club for the past 10 years. He is a shining example of what South London is about. I wish him the very best for the future journey with Man United and England.”