Manchester United’s interest in Aaron Wan-Bissaka is well documented. The last story we covered on the matter came from Sky Sports and they said that Ole Gunnar Solskajer was ready to make an improved offer.
Well, this morning, we now know what that offer is, and it comes from The Sun. The British media outlet say that the 20-time Premier League champions will up their initial offer of £40million to £50million in the hope that it will tempt Crystal Palace into selling.
Palace are allegedly holding out for £60million for their prized asset, while United deem that excessive. The Reds are also becoming frustrated at the prices being quoted for young British talent. Quite frankly, I’m surprised they expected anything less.
Anyway, Solskjaer is apparently ‘adamant’ that Wan-Bissaka is his first-choice option in the right-back market as he deems the Englishman a long-term solution – although United have to act quickly…
That’s because if Wilfried Zaha moves away from Selhurst Park before Wan-Bissaka does, then Palace will close the door on selling the right-back as they won’t want to lose two key players in one window.
For me, it’s pretty simple. If United want him badly enough, stop pussyfooting around and just pay the £60million asking price and get the deal done before someone else swoops in and signs him. I understand that it’s a business, but we’re talking about a club who have thrown cash around recently. At least we know exactly what we’d get from Wan-Bissaka, and there’s low bust potential as he’s miles better than anything we have in that area of the field.