Photos: Aaron Wan-Bissaka all smiles after completing Manchester United move

by Leo Nieboer

Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been pictured in Manchester United kit for the first time after completing a £45m move to Old Trafford on Friday.

The right-back, who becomes the club’s second signing of the summer, enjoyed a remarkable 2018/19 campaign with Crystal Palace, during which he made 35 Premier League starts.

Man United announced the transfer after Wan-Bissaka completed a medical at Carrington on Thursday following a breakthrough in negotiations earlier this week.

The 21-year-old was pictured in good spirits as he posed in United’s new kit for the first time.


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Wan-Bissaka becomes the club’s most expensive defender of all time, surpassing the £30m fee paid for Luke Shaw in 2014. Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and Angel Di Maria are the only three players to have commanded a bigger transfer fee to join United.

Wan-Bissaka’s capture, along with that of Daniel James, indicates a novel angle of vision being employed by Solskjaer in the transfer market. These players have been bought with the view towards growing them within a particular framework over the next few years. This is long-term thinking – something the club lacked under Jose Mourinho.

United’s attention now must turn to midfield, where they still must locate replacements for Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini before the window shuts.

There also remains the question of Romelu Lukaku, who wants a move to Inter Milan and needs to be replaced by a more mobile forward.

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