Manchester United have announced that they have beaten Tottenham Hotspur to the signing of defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace. The England under 21 international has joined the Red Devils on a five-year contract after the club agreed on a £50m package with the Eagles following weeks of negotiations.
“Yeah I am excited to have finally signed for this team. Every kid wants to play for a team like this. I am grateful and it is an honour to represent this club. I think I will improve every step and learn different things around new team-mates. I think Man United is a big club, a big family, a big fan base, and I think they all stick together and are so tight together.” Wan-Bissaka told the club’s official website.
Whilst the move had been hotly tipped by the likes of sportskokladenje24 to make the move to United over Spurs, even though the Lilywhiotes have Champions League football to look forward to, and United will be slogging the season out in the Europa League again.
The 21-year-old only made the breakthrough with the Eagles during the beginning of 2018 but he has immensely impressed with the defensive side of the game. As such, it is no brainer that United were keen to secure his signature and the youngster now has the chance to cement the right-back position for the next decade, should he remain consistent with the showing. Much will depend on how he plays when on United’s pre-season tour of Australia and the Far East – if he performs there, we can expect big things of him for the season ahead. It’s a real shame Spurs didn’t nab him!
Meanwhile, United don’t seem to have ended their transfer business for the summer and reports have emerged that Bruno Fernandes could be the next in line to make the switch to Old Trafford. So far, United have not been able to negotiate a transfer sum with Sporting for the Portuguese midfielder but they remain confident of doing so, considering the player’s preference to join the club.
Elsewhere, Newcastle United’s Sean Longstaff has been another player on the club’s radar with Ole holding a keen emphasis on bolstering the squad with a young British core. The Mancunian giants have yet to make an approach but they could find it hard to lure the midfielder, considering he has recently acknowledged that he is living the dream of representing his boyhood club.