Manchester United has reportedly made breakthrough on the deal with Crystal Palace’s right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka with a transfer fee worth £50 million, as the player gets ready for medical.
BBC Sport’s David Ornstein has confirmed just before Wednesday that the clubs have agreed a £50 million deal which will bring Bissaka to Old Trafford, making him the most expensive defender in the Red Devils’ history
BREAKING: Man Utd have reached an agreement with Crystal Palace to sign Aaron Wan-Bissaka in a deal worth £50m. 21yo likely to travel north imminently for medical & to sign long-term contract on £80/90kpw (up from £10kpw). #MUFC retain 25% sell on clause for Wilfried Zaha #CPFC
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) June 26, 2019
The £89 million fee spent on bringing back Paul Pogba from Juventus in 2016 is still the club-record, but Bissaka’s fee trounces the fees for the likes of Nemanja Matić, Juan Mata and Rio Ferdinand.
The 21-year-old also gets a wage rise, from £10,000-a-week at Selhurst Park to a staggering £90,000-a-week at the Theater of Dreams.
The English U-21 international is currently on international dutyat the European Under-21 Championship.
United boss Solskjær is keen to shake up the club after a disappointing 6th place finish last season, and the Norwegian is approaching his agenda by signing young players.
after 21-year-old Wales winger Daniel James joined from Swansea for £15 million earlier in month, Bissaka will be United’s second successful transfer this summer window.
United will reportedly pay the Eagles £35 million up front, with £15 million in add-ons.