That is according to Tom Barclay, who said that such a deal will most likely not happen due to the 24-year-old’s wages.
However, the journalist has claimed that he would not rule anything out completely, even though he believes that the chances of Wan-Bissaka returning to Selhurst Park are rather slim.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Barclay stated: “Palace, I think, for the size of his wages, it’s probably unlikely. I never rule anything out, but the noises I’m getting is that it’s probably unlikely. I’d be surprised with Palace.”
A return to link up with his former club and partake in their project under Patrick Vieira could well be a tempting proposal for Wan-Bissaka, while a move for their former player would appear to be a no-brainer from a Palace perspective.
The 24-year-old’s lack of offensive participations at United have been a source of frustration, with just two goals and 10 assists in 126 appearances. However, under a manager like Vieira at Palace who does not utilise his full-backs in the same way, he would have been granted the freedom to concentrate on the defensive side of the game, where he is strongest.
There would be room for Wan-Bissaka to again become a first-team regular at Selhurst Park, with Nathan Ferguson having struggled with injuries, playing just eight minutes of football for the Eagles since July 2020, duly rendering ageing pair Nathaniel Clyne and Joel Ward as his only real competition.
In terms of performance metrics, the United defender’s average of 2.69 blocks per 90 makes this a standout feature of his game, whilst his match average of 2.64 interceptions also places him among the top 7% of right-backs in Europe’s top five leagues over the past 12 months.
There is no doubt that Wan-Bissaka offers solidity at the back, as evidenced by those figures, so the latest claim from Barclay will surely come as a blow to Vieira and the Palace faithful.
Unfortunately, with the 24-year-old’s £83k-p/w wage at Old Trafford superior to all but two players at Selhurst Park, it’s understandable that finances could be an issue for the Eagles in terms of a return to south London for their former protege.