Finally a breakthrough for Man Utd as they agree fee for right-back

Date published: Wednesday 19th June 2019 7:09

Manchester United have agreed a fee in the region of £55million with Crystal Palace for the transfer of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, claims the Daily Record.

After a series of bids for the England Under-21 right-back United are ready to close the deal after finally agreeing a price with Palace- which will be a world-record fee for a full-back.

The deal will surpass the €57.5m Manchester City paid AS Monaco for Benjamin Mendy two summers ago.

The report cites a “source familiar with the negotiations” and now claims that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has got his hands on a specialist right-back having used converted wingers Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young for most of last season.

Only yesterday it was reported by Sky Sports that United had seen a second bid of £35m, with another £15m in add-ons – taking the total deal to around the £50million mark – knocked back.

Their initial £35m approach for Wan-Bissaka was knocked back by Palace earlier this month, with Palace apparently responding by placing a £60m fee on his head and amid claims the player was keen on a switch to Old Trafford.

The 21-year-old is on international duty with England Under-21s in Italy and was unfortunate enough to score a last-gasp own goal last night to help France to a 2-1 win.

 

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