Manchester United have completed the signing of Aaron Wan-Bissaka on five year deal from Crystal Palace, for a fee in the region of £50m.
The 21-year-old also has the option to extend his contract for another year, with the player himself earning more than £80,000 a week. He becomes United’s second signing of the summer following the arrival of Daniel James from Swansea City.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) June 29, 2019
Speaking upon his arrival at the club, the young full back stated:
“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.”
Wan-Bissaka’s long awaited arrival ends months of speculation regarding a possible move to Manchester.
In his only full season of premier league football, Wan-Bissaka excelled in Roy Hogson’s Palace side, forging a reputation as one of the most formidable full-backs in England’s top flight.
The England Under-21 international made 129 tackles, completed 84 interceptions and recovered the ball over 200 times last season – defensive statistics that see him rank among the best full-backs in Europe.
Solskjaer says Wan-Bissaka was brought to Old Trafford because he is “exactly the type of player” United wanted to add to their squad.
“Aaron is one of the best upcoming defenders in the Premier League,” he said.
“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.”