Manchester United have officially confirmed the signing of Aaron Wan-Bissaka for a fee that could reach £50m.
The two clubs have been locked in talks for days and an agreement was finally reached on Friday evening – though Palace’s late demands almost scuppered the transfer.
United will pay £45million up front with £5million in add-ons for the 21-year-old, who will receive a five-year contract at Old Trafford. The Red Devils will also retain the option of an additional year – as they do with all their senior pros – while Palace will receive 10% of any future transfer over £50m.
He will be paid a reported £80,000 a week – quite the leap from the £10,000 a week deal he was on at Selhurst Park.
The England U21 international becomes the most expensive uncapped (at senior level) British player of all-time in the process.
Wan-Bissaka, who made 46 appearances in all competitions for the Eagles, becomes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s second signing following the arrival of Swansea’s Daniel James earlier in the month.
He was named Palace Player of the Year by both players and fans for his performances across the 2018-19 campaign, although the right-back endured a tough European Under-21 Championship with England.
Wan-Bissaka said: “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.”
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