Aaron Wan-Bissaka has exactly the right sort of temperament and ability needed to become a big success at Manchester United, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed.
The player was eventually confirmed as a United player on Saturday lunchtime; the Red Devils paying £45million up front with £5million in add-ons for the 21-year-old, who will receive a five-year contract at Old Trafford.
United 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.
Wan-Bissaka becomes United’s second signing of the summer following the capture of Daniel James earlier this month and explaining why the club were so determined to bring in the England U21 star, Solskjaer explained: “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.”
Wan-Bissaka will earn an estimated £80,000 a week at Old Trafford and will meet his new teammates on Monday as the bulk of their first-team squad return to pre-season training.
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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