Crystal Palace tries to quote Manchester United off the market by asking for 60 million pounds for young defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka
- Crystal Palace has entered a price of £ 60 million on Aaron Wan-Bissaka
- The amount is much higher than what Manchester United would pay
- The building is in a strong position, with three years left on its current contract
Crystal Palace has placed a substantial £ 60m price on young defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka in an attempt to dissuade Manchester United from attempting to sign him this summer.
Palace, who fears losing Wilfried Zaha, is determined not to lose both his stellar assets in the same window and their declaration of intent has been transmitted to Old Trafford who has long admired the 21-year-old right-back.
The assessment of the Wan-Bissaka by the South London club is far above the one that United would be willing to pay and they are in a strong position with the young Londoner from the south who still has a three-year contract.
Crystal Palace has put a £ 60 million price tag on young defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka
The current Premier League transfer record for a fullback is £ 52 million paid by Manchester City for Benjamin Mendy.
Palace's tough grip leaves Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in a difficult position whether to continue the pursuit or spend his transfer budget elsewhere and give a regular first-team place to another young man, Diogo Dalot.
The head of the United States Ed Woodward vowed after paying for Alexis Sanchez record salaries so as not to exceed dramatically the new recruits in the transfer or salary commissions.
The price is far above what Manchester United would pay for him
Wan-Bissaka is considered an unfashionable fullback who likes to defend first, but he also has a good athleticism to go ahead and help his attack.
United wants five new signings this summer after a terrible season that brought them to sixth place with 32 points from Manchester City.
While the team's main emphasis will be on young people, they also need two senior players ready to enter the first team directly, particularly in midfield with Ander Herrera who has already confirmed his departure.
A midfielder in possession who can protect the team to allow Paul Pogba to attack freedom more is a priority.