England U21 international, Aaron Wan-Bissaka will reportedly have a medical at Manchester United this week ahead of the completion of his £55 million ($70m, ₦25.1b) move from Crystal Palace, according to Goal. The Eagles defender is set to become Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s second signing of the summer following the arrival of Wales international Daniel James from Swansea City.
English media outlet Goal confirmed on their website that the right fullback is due to arrive at the Red Devils’ Carrington training facility upon his return from international duty with England’s Under-21 side following their early exit from this summer’s European Championship tournament in Italy.
The former D.R. Congo U20 international has been on Manchester United’s radar over the last few months and is expected to become Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first-choice right-back as the Norwegian looks to make United a younger, more dynamic force in all areas of the field. Wan-Bissaka caught the eyes of Red Devils’ with a combination of his intelligent attacking play and his fearless defending, and Palace have agreed to allow him to leave Selhurst Park after 46 appearances for the Eagles. The 2018-19 campaign was Wan-Bissaka’s breakout year in south London and he was rewarded with the Crystal Palace Player of the Season award.
“He’s been outstanding,’ Palace boss Roy Hodgson said at the time. “He had a baptism of fire over a year ago now, playing three of the top six teams in his first games. “He’s been so good in all of the games. He’s a complete full-back as far as I’m concerned.”
His awesome performances last season with the Eagles led to him being called up by Aidy Boothroyd into the England Under-21 squad for the Euros in Italy but was left out of England’s 4-2 defeat to Romania on Friday having scored a late own-goal in the 2-1 loss to France first time out.
England complete their involvement on Monday night when they take on Croatia in their final Group C game, and Wan-Bissaka will then travel to Manchester later in the week to complete his medical at the AON Training Complex. If everything goes to plan, Wan-Bissaka will become United’s second signing of the summer following t he £15m ($19m) addition of Wales international Daniel James from Swansea City.
Manchester United manager, Solskjaer had initially claimed he was looking to have his squad for 2019-20 completed by July 1 when his side are due back for the start of pre-season training, and while there appears to still be plenty of work to do in the market the potential addition of Wan-Bissaka will be a timely boost for the manager.
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