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Manchester United Sign Wan-Bissaka

Jul 2, 2019 by

Manchester United have completed the signing of Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka in a £50 million deal.

The Old Traffiord club had been in negotiations for the England Under-21 defender for several weeks, having had a previous offer rejected by Palace for the youngster.

United will pay £45 million up-front for Wan-Bissaka, who becomes the club’s fifth most expensive signing after Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku, Angel di Maria and Fred.

“I am excited to have finally signed for this team,” he told the club’s official website.

“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.”

The 21-year-old has signed a five-year deal with the club and will earn up to £80,000 a week.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Wan-Bissaka was “one of the best upcoming defenders in the Premier League”.

He added: “He has the right work ethic, talent and mentality to play for Manchester United and he fits exactly the type of player that we are looking to bring into the squad to help us improve and push on further.”

Wan-Bissaka is United’s second signing of the summer after their £15 million swoop for Swansea’s Wales international Daniel James.

Palace have secured a 10% sell-on clause if Wan-Bissaka leaves United for more than £50 million.

/Stewart
Sports news editor