Manchester United Agree £50m Fee For Top Grade English Defender

Sky Sports claims that Crystal Place defender, Aaron Wan-Bissaka visited the Manchester United facilities to undergo his first medical.

Both clubs have agreed on a £50m transfer fee for the Englishman but personal negotiations are yet to be completed.

The Red Devils will initially have to pay out £45m to the Eagles and then £5m through add-on clauses. Wan-Bissaka flew to Manchester on Wednesday complete the first part of his physical test.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has targetted the 21-year-old in his efforts to completely revamp the United backline next season. The right-back has been a problematic position ever since the consistent Antonio Valencia’s age caught up to him.

Ashley Young has filled in when required and so has Diogo Dalot but neither of the two is capable of handling the weight of a starting right-back role at Old Trafford. Dalot is a nice young piece who has shown brilliant abilities going forward but his game still needs to develop.

Wan-Bissaka has been outstanding these past two seasons in the Premier League and is about to become United’s fifth-most expensive signing ever.

He is very good at keeping position and is very vigilant at the back, exactly the type of player United needs to stiffen up that leaky backline while also providing some options down the right.

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