Manchester United are set for an uncomfortable summer transfer window regarding Aaron Wan-Bissaka as they are likely to struggle to sell the 50 million pounds defender.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka is one of the many players at Manchester United who faces an uncertain future after another underwhelming campaign at the club. Now Crystal Palace are reportedly considering a move to bring him back to Selhurst Park.
A loan deal has been ruled out due to the right-back’s wages, but, in order to get a move back to Palace, one would think he’d need to take a pay cut.
Wan-Bissaka started off as the regular right-back under Ole Gunnar Solksjaer this season, but since Ralf Rangnick came in, he has seen his minutes dramatically reduced. Diogo Dalot has been preferred in his place, and Wan-Bissaka has played just two of United’s last eight Premier League games.
The 24-year-old was a highly-rated prospect at Crystal Palace when he joined three years ago, but his star has since lost plenty of shine. Wan-Bissaka is one of five players who have been placed on the transfer list by ten Hag.
Wan-Bissaka came through Palace’s academy before gaining promotion to their senior squad in January 2018. He made 46 appearances for the Eagles, registering four assists before United came in for him.
In July 2019, they paid Palace 50 million pounds to sign Wan-Bissaka. The deal made him United’s fifth most expensive signing in their history at the time.
The Englishman has been a regular in the starting eleven since then. He is usually solid defensively, but his lack of threat in the attacking third has seen him receive criticism.
Wan-Bissaka is often contrasted with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Reece James. His compatriots regularly get assists with their dangerous crosses, although the same cannot be said for Wan-Bissaka.
Palace could be in the market for a new right-back with Nathaniel Clyne and Joel Ward both in their thirties, and with Wan-Bissaka, they would be acquiring a player who they’ve been happy with in the past.
While Erik ten Hag has not had the chance to assess his squad correctly, we are sure that he will request Rangnick’s judgement on a couple of players, and Wan-Bissaka is not someone we can see fitting into the Dutchman’s plans.
Wan-Bissaka’s future is up in the air ahead of Ten Hag’s arrival this summer, Dalot is relishing the prospect of working under the highly-regarded Dutchman.