Manchester United who have been in a transfer wrangle with Crystal Palace since the beginning of the summer transfer window have been understood to have agree a fee for their right back, Aaron Wan Bissaka.
According to a report by Daily Record, Wan Bissaka will be making a move to Old Trafford for £55million, a world record fee for a specialist fullback.
Having rejected a lot of offers from Manchester United, Crystal Palace have now agreed a lump sum of £55million for the English U-21 who completed his second season of Premier League football last season surpasses the €57.5m Manchester City paid AS Monaco for Benjamin Mendy two summers ago.
This would mean that United have now signed both right back and left back players from domestic rivals for record fees.
Luke Shaw signed for a then record fee of £30 million from Southampton in 2014 and has gone on to make just 66 appearances across all competitions since making his move to Old Trafford in 2014.
In preparation for his first season as permanent manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has prioritized the signing of a right back added to a defence which shipped in 54 league goals in 38 appearances last term, United’s worst conceded goals tally in 40 years.
In fact, only basement clubs and relegated duo of Huddersfield and Fulham kept fewer clean sheets than the red devils with Manchester United’s last under Norwegian gaffer, Solskjaer clean sheet coming as far back as February some 15 matches ago.
Wan Bissaka who went through the ranks of Palace academy made his senior debut in February, 2018 rapidly establishing himself as first-choice right back.
Quick, aggressive and athletic, Wan Bissaka made 38 appearances last term with four assists to his name. However, for all his attacking threats, the 21 year old is yet to register a goal for the Eagles.
Wan Bissaka isn’t the most defender this summer transfer window with Bayern Munich paying a hefty sum for Atletico Madrid’s Lucas Hernandez.