Man Utd agree £50m deal with Crystal Palace as Aaron Wan-Bissaka gets set for medical

Posted Thursday, June 27, 2019 by

Man Utd agree £50m deal with Crystal Palace as Aaron Wan-Bissaka gets set for medical
Man Utd have agreed a deal with Crystal Palace to sign Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Image: GETTY)

MANCHESTER UNITED have finally made the breakthrough in their pursuit of Aaron Wan-Bissaka after agreeing a deal with Crystal Palace.

BBC Sport’s David Ornstein confirmed shortly before Wednesday lunchtime that the two clubs have agreed a £50million deal which will see the 21-year-old move to Old Trafford.

It means Wan-Bissaka will be Manchester United’s most expensive defender in their history, as well as one of the priciest full-backs of all time.

The deal will not surpass the £89m club-record fee spent on re-signing Paul Pogba from Juventus in 2016, but it trumps the fees paid for the likes of Nemanja Matic, Juan Mata and Rio Ferdinand.

Wan-Bissaka will now imminently head north for his medical at United's Carrington training base.

He is expected to pen a long-term contract worth in the region of £80,000-a-week.

Crystal Palace were keen for United to remove a 25 per cent sell-on clause for Wilfried Zaha as part of the deal.

But United have refused to budge meaning they will still net a proportion of the fee if the Ivorian winger is sold in the future.

Wan-Bissaka has been away with England U21s at the European Championships, but following the Three Lions' exit, a deal has now kicked into gear.

His performances and remarkable consistency saw him keep Joel Ward at bay to make the spot his own.

Last season he became recognised as one of the standout full-backs in the Premier League, alerting a number of top six clubs.

However United were the only side to show real interest in signing the 21-year-old, who will become their second summer signing.

Daniel James has already joined up with his new team-mates following his £18m move from Swansea City.

United will pay the south London club £45million upfront with a further £5m in add-ons.

Wan-Bissaka’s salary at Crystal Palace was in the region of £10,000-per-week, he’s now expected to earn up to eight times that amount.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to embed a new transfer policy at the club by signing young, hungry players.

The deal will now allow them to focus on securing other targets.

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