Man Utd right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka could make sensational Crystal Palace return, with Eagles ‘considering’ move
Crystal Palace are ‘considering’ making a move for former player Aaron Wan-Bissaka, after the defender fell out of favour with Ralf Rangnick, as per a report.
The right-back has been in and around Manchester United’s first team since joining the club in 2019, making 126 appearances. This season, however, has been both Manchester United’s and Wan-Bissaka’s worst campaign in recent years.
They are facing a major rebuild this summer to attempt to get the club back to winning ways. Erik ten Hag will be in charge of the team next year and there will likely be a serious overhaul of players.
According to BBC Sport, Wan-Bissaka is one of the names that could be leaving Manchester United this summer.
The report claims that Palace are ‘considering’ a move for their former player in hopes of strengthening their squad.
Although, the former England Under-21 international is worth roughly £27million and also has wages of around £90,000 per week. These figures pose a problem for Patrick Vieira’s team.
Thus meaning that a loan deal may be a more viable option, the report states. The defender’s future also relies on Ten Hag gaining the chance to have a proper look at his squad.
Wan-Bissaka’s once cemented position in the team is now being rivalled heavily by Diogo Dalot.
What lies ahead for Wan-Bissaka?
Within Vieira’s current squad, the club already has three Premier League quality right-backs in Joel Ward, Nathaniel Clyne and Martin Kelly.
Ward has often been the defender in the starting eleven, although, both Clyne and Kelly have also played.
This begs the question, do palace really need Wan-Bissaka?
Despite his lack of form this season, on his day, the right-back is a much better player than the aforementioned three.
His tackling is a key part of his game and is one of the reasons why he has been so successful defensively in recent years.
As well as this, he is physically strong and can hold his own when faced against fast, agile wingers.
Journalist, Dean Jones, has had his say on Wan-Bissaka’s situation and where he feels the defender’s future may lie.
“It’s going to be a massive six weeks for him once Ten Hag gets all of the players back in, because it will determine very quickly whether he will stay or not. Then they’ve got to figure out where he can go,” he told GiveMeSport.
“Crystal Palace are interested, but financially, they have to find something to work for them. It would be a massive step back if he ends up back at Crystal Palace next season.”
This outlines the reality of the right-back’s situation, with his United future resting on his performance in pre-season.
Palace have been linked with a plethora of players to bolster their ranks this summer. Though top target Eddie Nketiah seems likely to stay on at Arsenal next season.