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Manchester United ready to offer £50 million for Aaron Wan-Bissaka this summer

Manchester United are reportedly ready to offer £50 million for Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka. It was reported over the weekend that a £40 million offer for the 21-year-old was rejected by the London club with reports late on Monday evening that United was now ready to improve their offer for the player.

It has been suggested that Palace would demand £60-£65 million for Wan-Bissaka this summer but a £50 million bid, in my opinion, is a step in the right direction. That figure seems a bit high for Palace to value a player, who only made his Premier League debut in the 2017/18 season. Also considering the cost of Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy recently.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is certainly keen on Wan-Bissaka being his top target for the right-back position this summer, with the likes of Thomas Meunier also being linked to the Old Trafford club. United saw Antonio Valencia leave the club at the end of the season and really do not see Ashley Young as a long-term option to play in the position.

United did purchase Diogo Dalot last summer and the 19-year-old did well to do what he did for the club last season. Although, after Solskjaer became the caretaker manager in December, after the sacking of Jose Mourinho, then getting the job permanently, the Norwegian has utilised Dalot in a more offensive position, sometimes playing him on the right-wing.

United may eventually have to raise their offer above £50 million for Palace’s Player of the Year for the 2018/19 season but that should not be a problem for United, who clearly value the player, in terms of ability, to be the one to help them find their feet this summer ahead of a Premier League season in which they will be expected to do so much better.

There are worries for Solskjaer, according to the report that Palace would not sell both Wan-Bissaka and Wilfried Zaha this summer. However, the price on the table for Zaha is high and there has been little interest so far. Because of this, Solskjaer may want to get a deal done soon, so they get their man and can move onto another target on this summer rebuild.

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