Ex-Crystal Palace right back Aaron Wan-Bissaka moves to Old Trafford in a deal worth £45m + £5m in variables.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka has signed a five year contract with an option to extend another year, earning him more than £80,000 a week. The 21 year old is Manchester United’s second signing after the signing of Daniel James from Swansea, previously.
After the unveiling he told Manchester United’s 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.
— Aaron Wan-Bissaka (@awbissaka) June 29, 2019
After the transfer of Antonio Valencia to Ecuadorian club LDU Quito in a free deal and Matteo Darmian set to leave the club soon with Valencia C.F holding talks, Manchester United were apparently without a right back for the next season.
Solskjaer had his saying on the transfer, and he told why Aaron is the perfect fit for this United team. “Aaron is one of the best upcoming defenders in the Premier League,” he said.
“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.”
He becomes United’s fifth most expensive signing of all-time behind Paul Pogba (£89m), Romelu Lukaku (£76m), Angel Di Maria (£59.7m) and Fred (£52m).