Back in May, here at Vital Manchester United, we covered the speculation linking the club with the acquisition of a young full-back.
Our article, Click Here, reported on how United were keen to sign Aaron Wan-Bissaka, a 21-year-old who burst onto the Premier League scene, in spectacular fashion, with Crystal Palace last season.
At the time, we surmised that Palace were reluctant, as you can imagine, to lose their asset.
But, since then, the speculation has refused to die a natural death.
Instead, in recent days, it has ramped up.
Firstly, Sky Sports, are reporting that United have had a bid, said to be of the magnitude of £40 million, rejected by Palace, with the South London club, according to our source, wanting closer to £60 million.
Secondly, the Evening Standard, is reporting that being knocked back shouldn’t deter United from pursuing a deal for the England U21 full-back with the Mirror following suit and inferring that United are set to increase their initial bid to £50 million.
It certainly is big money for a young defender who has yet to become a full international and has only had limited experience in the Premier League.
But Palace are quite within their rights to push for a high fee and it remains to be seen whether the two clubs can, before the season starts, come to a compromise.
I certainly hope so as the youngster was a player that impressed me immensely in a Palace side that dallied with the drop zone early in the season but recovered to finish in a respectable mid-table position.
Fingers crossed on yet another deal folks.
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