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Manchester United sign Aaron Wan-Bissaka

He joins from Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace v AFC Bournemouth - Premier League
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Manchester United have signed Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace.

The transfer was confirmed on United’s Twitter account and their official website, after an unexpected delay in the deal.

United reportedly were asked by Palace to include a sell-on clause at the last minute, which held up a deal which was expected to be completed on Thursday or Friday, with the player pictured signing his contract and holding a Manchester United kit.

The fee for Wan-Bissaka is thought to be for £45 million plus £5 million in add-ons, with a sell-on clause now included.

The 21-year-old right-back was one of the best performing defenders in the Premier League, and had also been linked with a move to champions Manchester City.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “Aaron is one of the best upcoming defenders in the Premier League. 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.”

The transfer is expected to keep Diogo Dalot as the club’s reserve full-back for both flanks, though he may be used further up the pitch after being briefly used higher up the pitch last season.

Most importantly, Wan-Bissaka should start ahead of Ashley Young on the right after a season of underwhelming performances from the winger, who has been called into action in defence after the last few seasons of witless recruitment by chief clown Ed Woodward.