Aaron Wan-Bissaka is officially a Manchester United player after the club confirmed the signing on their official account just now.
Here’s what the announcement read on Man United’s official website:
Manchester United is delighted to confirm the signing of Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace. Aaron has signed a five-year contract with an option to extend for a further year.
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The former Crystal Palace man was one of the break-out star of the Premier League last season as the 21-year-old impressed the pundits and the fans with his impressive performances for the Eagles.
Manchester United were in a desperate need for a right-back after the departure of Antonio Valencia.
We were linked to plenty of players including Thomas Meunier and Joao Cancelo amongst others, but Wan-Bissaka was always the first choice for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and most of the Manchester United fans.
Yes, there were a few haggles along the way related to the financial matters, but Wan-Bissaka had made his intentions clear of wanting to join the Old Trafford outfit which made the eventual transfer dealings a bit smoother.
The 21-year-old arrived at the Lowry hotel on Thursday and had his medical done at the Carrington later that day. However, the club decided to delay the official announcement until all the videos, interviews and sponsorship stuff was sorted out.
Wan-Bissaka, who was on a £10,000-a-week wages in London, is expected to earn a staggering £80,000-a-week at the Old Trafford as he joins up with the squad for the pre-season training commences from next week.
Here’s Wan-Bissaka’s reaction to the signing:
“It’s an unbelievable feeling and an honour to call myself a Manchester United player and something I know that only a small number of players have the privilege to say.
“I can’t wait to get going and integrated into the squad. I will have a short break now after the European Championships but I’m looking forward to starting training with the manager and my new team-mates on the pre-season tour.”
The 21-year-old is our second signing after Daniel James and will compete with Diogo Dalot for the right-back spot next season.