Several reports in England are suggesting that Manchester United are close to signing full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace for a whopping £55 million fee, with the 21 year-old set for a medical this week.
It was widely reported last week that United had agreed a deal to make the youngster the most expensive full-back in Premier League history.
Now, ‘Metro’ are reporting that the player is set for a medical as soon as this week, with United looking to rebuild after a disastrous campaign that saw them finish trophyless and without Champions League football.
The likes of team captain, Ashley Young, Eric Bailly, Diogo Dalot would have to fight for their place if Wan-Bissaka is to eventually make it to Old Trafford, after a bad season that saw the Red Devils ship in more goals this concluded season than they did in the previous season.
Wan-Bissaka is currently in Italy with England U21 setup, although he did make a calamitous error as he poked the ball into his own net in the last minute of their opening game to hand France a crucial win. England are already out of the tournament ahead of their final group game with Croatia on Monday evening, and the squad is due to return to the UK after tonight’s game.
Now that England have been knocked out of the U21 Euros, Wan-Bissaka will return home much earlier than previously anticipated. The Palace academy graduate saw his value soar following an outstanding campaign at Selhurst Park last season that saw him make 39 appearance in all competitions.
The defender will then head to United’s training base Carrington to complete his medical with the ‘Red Devils’ after agreeing to a £80,000 per week deal at Old Trafford.
If he does sign as expected, Wan-Bissaka will become United’s second signing of the window following their capture of pacey Swansea City winger Daniel James.