Aaron Wan Bissaka has said that it is an honour to finally be a Manchester United player after weeks of transfer speculation.
He made more clearances, tackles and interceptions than any other full-back in the entire division last season, as well as also having the best success rate in terms of tackles and take-ons.
Wan-Bissaka, who is believed to have grown up supporting Manchester United, has signed a five-year deal to keep him at Old Trafford until 2024, with United having an option to extend it by a further year, and having completed the move, has said that he ‘can’t wait to get going’ with his new teammates.
Deal agreed! 🤝
Manchester United are reported to have reached an agreement with Crystal Palace to sign Aaron Wan-Bissaka for £50m 💰
He's one of the Premier League's most exciting full backs 🙌 pic.twitter.com/TergBLQ1lp
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) June 26, 2019
“It’s an unbelievable feeling and an honour to call myself a Manchester United player and something I know that only a small number of players have the privilege to say,” he told the Man Utd website.
“I can’t wait to get going and integrated into the squad. I will have a short break now after the European Championships but I’m looking forward to starting training with the manager and my new team-mates on the pre-season tour.”
The 21-year-old replaces long-serving converted full-back Antonio Valencia, with the former winger confirming that he is moving back to Ecuador to join LDU Quito.
Wan-Bissaka is expected to wear the Number 29 shirt, last worn by a fellow former Crystal Palace man, Wilfried Zaha. United fans will be hoping that this former Eagle will have a better time of it than his predecessor.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s first day as a Manchester United player. pic.twitter.com/k5Mt1kQfww
— utdreport (@utdreport) June 28, 2019