Manchester United have finally signed the defender they were looking for, and the one that made them submit several offers until they got a green light. We’re talking about Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
The Red Devils have acquired the 21-year-old right-back, who comes from Crystal Palace, for a reported €53 million transfer fee. The England U21 international now leaves Selhurst Park as one of the most interesting English prospects, and he’s expected to quickly settle as the starting right-back at Old Trafford.
Wan-Bissaka represents Manchester United’s second signing of the summer transfer window. They already acquired Daniel James, from Swansea, earlier this month although they’re not done dealing. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still wants a centre-back, a central midfielder and possibly attacking reinforcements, especially if Romelu Lukaku and/or Alexis Sanchez end up leaving the side.
But back to Wan-Bissaka. He’s coming off a stellar 2018-19 season at Crystal Palace, and automatically represents an upgrade over the in-house alternatives at Manchester United, such as Ashley Young and Diogo Dalot.
The 21-year-old registered 35 Premier League appearances for Crystal Palace during the 2018-19 campaign. He didn’t score a single goal, but delivered three assists and also received four yellow cards. He started 92% of the club’s EPL matches in total.