Manchester United will reportedly have to stump up a whopping £60m to sign Aaron Wan-Bissaka this summer.
According to Sky Sports, Manchester United have seen a £40m bid for Wan-Bissaka rejected.
The report claims a right back is on the agenda for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this summer, with Paris Saint-Germain’s Thomas Meunier and Tottenham’s Kieran Trippier also on the list of possible targets.
At least £60m will be needed to convince Crystal Palace to part ways with their 21 year-old tackling sensation, so should the Red Devils pull the trigger?
With Diogo Dalot waiting for his chance after penning a five-year deal last summer, we asked the writers at Football FanCast for their verdicts on whether United should splash out on Wan-Bissaka…
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“Wan-Bissaka is pure potential and £60m is probably about the going rate for a genuinely prodigious young talent. United don’t have the right-back options they once did and, with Antonio Valencia leaving the club, new blood is needed. United can afford to spend £60m on a talent like Wan-Bissaka and, really, this is exactly the type of player they should be pursuing. It’s a big fee but it solves their problem position for the next decade. Pay it and get him in.”
“I personally think this deal isn’t necessary for Man United. They definitely need a new right-back, but Dalot should be the next in line for the starting role and a cheaper second choice option should be pursued instead. Wan-Bissaka would definitely be a great signing, but other areas are in need of investment first.”
“Considering how much Man City have paid for the likes of John Stones and Kyle Walker, it’s fair to say that a figure in the region of £50m+ is the new benchmark for England’s most promising and talented defenders. United can have no complaints about the enormity of the fee and, if they are serious about laying strong foundations for the future, they must do whatever it takes to bring him to the club. With Dan James set to arrive at Old Trafford, the addition of Wan-Bissaka would be in line with a major policy shift from Woodward.”