Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace are not going to be considering any bids made for Aaron Wan-Bissaka under £50m this summer, per Sky Sports.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United have already seen a bid of £10m below that figure for the right-back rejected this transfer window but are readying a second offer.
The player himself is said to be in favour a move to Old Trafford before the start of next season, though there is no suggestion that he will try to force it or hand in a transfer request of any kind at Selhurst Park.
Wan-Bissaka burst onto the scene with the Eagles towards the end of the 2017/2018 campaign and has really caught the eye in just under 50 senior appearances since, being capped by both England under-20s and under-21s.
Today we ask three Football FanCast writers whether they think Palace are right to be setting his asking price so high…
“This is a difficult one because for a club to pay £50m for Wan-Bissaka they’d have to be crazy. Yes, he’s a brilliant full-back but Crystal Palace would be absolutely robbing a team if someone paid that for him. However, outrageous sums of money seem to be the norm now for young English players. The defender is crucial to Palace and if they’re serious about holding onto their players, they’re right to be setting a price that high. They’ll now be praying that it puts potential suitors off.”
“It’s too low. Wan-Bissaka is a brilliant right-back and he’s also homegrown. His brilliant defensive talent is rare among modern right-backs and, actually, he’s something of a unicorn for any buying club. £50m for a 21-year-old who could give you over a decade of service at full-back is a snip. Palace ought to double it.”
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“Realistically, Palace could set it higher if they wanted to. They’re under absolutely no pressure to sell and the player seems happy enough in his hometown, with no real argument to have outgrown Selhurst Park given the fact he’s played just one full season in senior football. He is also English and meets the homegrown quota, which tends to add a premium on players’ values.”