Manchester United have finally completed the £45million signing of Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Wan-Bissaka, 21, has penned a five-year contract with the option of 0ne-year extension after United and Palace agreed a transfer fee rising to £50m.
The England U21 fullback completed part of his medical at the club’s Carrington training complex before returning there on Thursday to finalise his move.
Wan-Bissaka told the club 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.”
United were desperate for a right-back to freshen up their right side, where converted fullbacks Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia, both in their 30s, played last season.
United are hopeful Wan-Bissaka will ‘excite supporters’ with his natural width, despite his status as a right-back. Given the demands on the modern full-back, Wan-Bissaka could mature into United’s de facto right winger.
Wan-Bissaka is United’s second summer addition after Daniel James and the club is expected to move onto a central midfielder next. Newcastle youngster Sean Longstaff, 21, is on their shortlist.- Advertisement -