Man United up their Aaron Wan-Bissaka offer
Guardian reporter Dominic Fifield has posted an update on Manchester United’s pursuit of Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Man United have been chasing the Palace full-back for several weeks without success.
According to Dominic Fifield, Man United tabled an improved offer for AWB to the Eagles last weekend:
Manchester United and Crystal Palace officials will meet on Monday afternoon with a view to thrashing out the finer details of a deal to take Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Old Trafford after an improved bid was tabled over the weekend.
Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka asking price
The Guardian report that Crystal Palace are looking to sell Aaron Wan-Bissaka for no less than 50 million pounds.
Wan-Bissaka is a Palace graduate, who burst onto the scene in 2017-18.
Last season, he played 35 times in the Premier League for the Eagles.
Manchester United tabled improved offer for Aaron Wan-Bissaka over the weekend and will hold talks with Palace later today in the hope of concluding a deal. Edging closer, but #cpfc still after guaranteed fee of £50m and keen to have ‘Zaha clause’ removed https://t.co/CRDQyuRf25
— Dominic Fifield (@domfifield) June 24, 2019
No ‘Wilfried Zaha clause’
Back in March, the Sun claimed that Man United secured a significant clause regarding Wilfried Zaha’s future when the Ivory Coast international left Old Trafford.
To recap, Zaha moved to Man United back in 2013.
He spent two years on the books at Old Trafford, without ever breaking into the first-team on a consistent basis.
After loan spells at Cardiff and Palace, Zaha rejoined the Eagles permanently in 2015.
The Sun previously suggested that Manchester United are entitled to a 25 per cent cut of the profits relating to Zaha’s next career move.
In relation to that clause, however, the Guardian report that Crystal Palace are attempting to have it scrapped:
The south London club had also been keen to cancel, or at least reduce, a sell-on clause inserted in the deal which took Wilfried Zaha back to Selhurst Park from United in January 2015.
Palace will still push for the removal of Zaha’s clause when talks to resume with Ed Woodward.