Manchester United ‘Agree Deal’ With Crystal Palace For Aaron Wan-Bissaka

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Ed Woodward is nearing the completion of a second summer signing this summer with a deal for Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka said to be agreed.

Manchester United have been linked with the 21-year-old since the opening of the transfer window as their search for Antonio Valencia’s replacement at right-back continues.

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According to Duncan Castles, United have agreed a deal with Palace that values Wan-Bissaka at £55m, the highest fee the club have ever spent on a defender. It’s understood add-ons may cause the fee to rise to the quoted £55m, rather than it being the initial fee.

The full-back is currently on international duty with England’s U21 squad at the Euro’s, getting off to a nightmare start by scoring an own-goal in added time to hand France the win. However, one blip doesn’t deter from the fact Wan-Bissaka has been one of the Premier League’s best full-backs since arriving onto the scene at Selhurst Park, especially defensively.

United’s summer strategy was reported to be recruiting a young British core to Old Trafford, and the signing of Welshman Daniel James and London-born Wan-Bissaka have kicked things off, should the deal be completed. It would take the total spending fee for this summer to around the £70m mark, and with departures such as Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku, bringing in replacements could see that fee rise heavily.

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