Manchester United signing Crystal Palace ace Aaron Wan Bissaka shows that their transfer plans are working says ESPN Pundit Raphael Honigstein.
The 21-year-old right back is expected to join the Red Devils this week after agreeing on a five-year contract.
The two clubs reached an agreement over the player last night and he was spotted in Manchester’s Lowry Hotel.
It is understood that he completed his medical in this tenure and the deal could be announced in the coming days.
This is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s second signing as Manchester United boss after signing Daniel James from Swansea for £15m.
The Norwegian made it clear prior to the transfer window that he was looking for younger, hungrier players in the transfer market and these two signings make it clear that United’s transfer plans are working according to Raphael Honigstein.
“I think it reflects United’s need to bring in younger players,” he said on ESPN FC.
“[They need to sign] Players with pace, a bit of attacking, and more English players.
Wan Bissaka was only dribbled past 4 times the whole season. Wanna know Trent's stats?? He was dribbled past 32 times.. are you kidding me? Go get your facts straight before typing nonesense. Defensively, AWB is the best and no one comes close. Attacking it's Trent.
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“I think that’s also part of their new direction.
“Also, they’re literally building from the back, not starting by signing just another superstar or a guy who could take advantage of their situation.
“I think he’s a solid buy. But looking at Wan-Bissaka’s numbers, they’re looking at potential.
“He hasn’t really been able to add much going forward.
“He looks a player who can develop into the type who would need to have both sides covered.
“That’s the promise they’re buying here, £50million is not cheap, it’s a solid, solid transfer but it can only be the start of this huge rebuilding process.”