Aaron Wan-Bissaka has reportedly informed Crystal Palace that he’s ready to join Manchester United in this summer transfer window.
We have already covered this piece where Ed Woodward had a bid of £40m rejected for the Right-Back with the London Club holding onto at least £60m for the Defender’s services.
Man United board were readying a second bid for Wan-Bissaka but were still unwilling to pay £60m for the 21-year-old with £25m rated PSG’s Thomas Meunier identified as the back-up option in-case the transfer fell through.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskajer has been urging the executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward to sanction this deal, even if it sets us back by £60m.
The Norwegian reportedly thinks that Aaron Wan-Bissaka is good enough to be our first choice Right-Back for the next decade, thanks to the incredible talent and potential that he possesses.
While there were still financial doubts lingering over this signing, the recent report of Aaron Wan-Bissaka reportedly informing Palace of his intentions to join United could provide a twist in the tale.
With the 21-year-old having a contract at Selhurst Park until 2022, Crystal Palace held all the cards over this transfer dealing.
But, with the player, having made it clear about his intentions to play at Old Trafford next season, Manchester United now have the leverage, which should help us to negotiate with the Eagles and drive down the massive £60m price.
An incredibly talented player, Wan-Bissaka had a brilliant last campaign with the Eagles, and with Manchester United in a desperate need of a Right-Back, he could be the perfect fit for us.
However, with Thomas Meunier still courted by Ed Woodward, we can only hope that the ‘head of our transfer dealings’ sees the light and spend the cash on a young, talented and homegrown player instead of a decent back-up.