Official: Manchester United announce Aaron Wan-Bissaka signing

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Manchester United have officially announced the signing of Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace on a five-year deal with an option to extend for a further year.

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The right-back will reportedly earn £80,000 per week and the clubs reportedly agreed on a fee of £50 million for the U-21 England International.

This makes the full-back Manchester United’s fourth most expensive signing after Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku, and Angel Di Maria.

The transfer was reportedly delayed after long drawn-out negotiations between the clubs which saw the London based club rejecting a series of bids before agreeing to the one that sealed the deal. The deal will reportedly include a  10% sell-on clause as well.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer welcomed the defender to the Theatre Of Dreams and showered praise on Aaron. He 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 improve and push on further.

“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.”

The defender expressed his delight after signing for the Red Devils and claimed that he is excited to join the squad for the pre-season tour. He stated to the Manchester United official website:

“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.”

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