Manchester United are on the brink of signing Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Andy Mitten of GQ Magazine has reported that a fee of £47m plus an additional £8m in add-ons has been agreed, with the England u21 international set to earn around £80,000 per-week.
Wan-Bissaka, 21, will become United’s second signing of the summer following the transfer of Daniel James.
The Crystal Palace defender represents the ideal sort of signing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was looking for this summer – young, homegrown talent. He will offer the Reds stability in defence which has been lacking in recent years with Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia.
Wan-Bissaka is one of the most talented young defenders across Europe and will hopefully star for the Reds for years to come.
Many United fans online have shared their excitement over the news of this deal being close. Check out some tweets below:
Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the Premier League last season: #Fullbacks
Most clearances (129)
Most tacklers won (129)
Highest tackle success rate (94%)
Most take-ons completed (90)
Most interceptions (84)
£55m is a no brainer. 🔴🏴
— Josh (@ManUnitedMedia) June 19, 2019
I'm really happy that we're getting Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Finally, No more Young in the team next season, That's why I'm happy to be honest
— Matthew (@Carrick4united) June 20, 2019
Wan-Bissaka could definitely become as good as Van Dijk one day, defensively that is. Wether or not that’ll happen at United, I don’t know.
— J 🇾🇪 (@TheUtdWriter) June 20, 2019
Aaron Wan-Bissaka made 84 interceptions in the Premier League last season, more than any other U23 player in Europe's top five leagues.
Special Wan. 🏴🏴 🏴 pic.twitter.com/Xd7a9cEplV
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) June 20, 2019
Can’t wait for wan bissaka to sign so we can finally have a rb that can actually defend
— Michael Assoud (@MichaelAssoud) June 20, 2019
Wan-Bissaka seems like a promising player, but we already have Dalot at RB. Wouldn't it have been better to sign an older/experienced RB and give Dalot a chance to develop? Surely there are more urgent areas that need players. CB, RM, RW? #MUFC
— Kresan (@kresann) June 20, 2019
Dalot / Wan Bissaka.
RB position is secured for the next decade.
— PRANAMUFC (@mufc_prana) June 19, 2019
Much needed. Its a big fee, but hes got good potential and will be an immediate upgrade on what we have. Nice to finally sort out a problem position.
— James (@jasaw83) June 20, 2019