Manchester United have confirmed the £50m signing of Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan- Bissaka.
The 21-year old defender’s brilliant performances in the past season attracted interest from many top sides and it appears United have won the race for his signature.
A statement on the United website said:
“Manchester United is delighted to confirm the signing of Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace. Aaron has signed a five-year contract with an option to extend for a further year.”
“The 21-year-old defender came through the ranks of Crystal Palace’s academy. He made his professional debut in February 2018 and picked up both the fans’ player of the year award and also the players’ player of the year award in his first full season. Aaron represented England at this year’s UEFA European Under-21 Championship.”
United coach , Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said:
“Aaron is one of the best upcoming defenders in the Premier League. 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.”
“Aaron is a young, hungry player and eager to learn and that’s important at his age. I am delighted he has signed with us and we look forward to continuing his tremendous development so far”.
Speaking to Manutd.com, Aaron Wan Bissaka also said :
“It’s an unbelievable feeling and an honour to call myself a Manchester United player and something I know that only a small number of players have the privilege to say”.
“I can’t wait to get going and integrated into the squad. I will have a short break now after the European Championships but I’m looking forward to starting training with the manager and my new team-mates on the pre-season tour.”
The player broke into the Palace team in March 2018 and had since been a consistent feature in the Londoner’s team.
He becomes United’s second signing of the summer after Swansea winger Daniel James