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Two Reasons Why Norwich City’s Max Aarons Is Worth The Punt For Man Utd Over Wan-Bissaka

Should Ole Gunnar Solskjaer go straight for Palace’s Wan-Bissaka or steal the man they wish to replace him with?

According to reports, Manchester United have had a £40million bid rejected for Crystal Palace’s wonder kid right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who are holding out for a price in the region of £60million.

As a result of the pressure from big clubs showing a keen interest in Wan-Bissaka, Crystal Palace have been linked to the man who won Young Player of the Season award, Max Aarons, whose name featured in the overall EFL Team of the Season.

However, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal have joined the race in capturing the 19 years young full-back, Max Aarons. He is currently contracted at Norwich City who are asking for around £15million for his services.

Here are two reasons why Max Aarons may be a better signing for Manchester United than Aaron Wan-Bissaka…


After Crystal Palace countered Manchester United’s £40million offer for Wan-Bissaka to a much higher £60million, it may be the case that the two clubs do not see eye-to-eye on the value of the player. Crystal Palace’s interest in Max Aarons as a Wan-Bissaka replacement, as well as the accomplishments the young full-back as achieved already, shows that the top clubs believe that Aarons can or may evolve into a player that can provide the quality of service that Wan-Bissaka does.

Diogo Dalot

Diogo Dalot has been an exciting prospect for Manchester United, demonstrating value to the club in his first season with them. At only 20 years of age himself, the young Portuguese brought in by ex-manager Jose Mourinho proved pivotal to Manchester United at crucial moments. One example being the shot resulting in the penalty that saw Manchester United progress in the Champions League in their famous victory over PSG.

With both Dalot and Max Aarons in the side, there would be two promising young full-backs competing for the spot that will be left for the taking by the 33-year-old ex-winger and current full-back Ashley Young.

Two alternatives to Wan-Bissaka for Manchester United

With both senior right backs at Manchester United leaving the club, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer will have opportunity to really put his stamp on a new look Manchester United side ahead of the coming season.

If you believe the rumours, the red side of Manchester have been hotly pursuing Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka identified as the long term heir to the right back position at Old Trafford. However, gone are the days when United had the pick of who they wanted in the English Leagues, and Palace have reportedly already turned down a big £40 million pound offer for the young Englishman.

Wan-Bissaka is contracted at Palace until 2022 and the London side seem to be holding out for roughly £60 million pounds.

With Solskjaer in charge, Manchester United are reportedly changing their transfer policy, instead of paying out for megastars. The club are apparently looking for young British talent that they can nurture and build their own ‘galactico’s’ out of, evidenced by the signing of young Welshman Daniel James from Swansea City.

After possibly being priced out of a move for the Palace right back, we took a look at some alternatives for the ‘Red Devils’ to fill the right-back role…

Keiran Trippier

Trippier doesn’t exactly fit the model of ‘Young’ but the Tottenham right back and England national team starter is reportedly available for around £35 million, saving Manchester United £30 million for a man with heaps more experience playing in the Premier League, Champions League and for the national side.

The Spurs full-back did struggle for game time last season but did impress playing for England. Trippier is from Manchester so could perhaps be persuaded to move back up north.

Nathanial Clyne

We could easily have filled this spot with Thomas Munier, who it is reported United are looking at, however, if they look close to home they could save themselves a lot of money.

Clyne is never going to take Alexander-Arnolds spot at Liverpool, but while out on loan at Bournemouth last season Clyne proved that he still has what it takes to be a Premier League player. With young Diego Dalot already at United, Clyne brings experience to the position that could be much needed in bigger games.

Unless Trent gets injured at Liverpool, Clyne isn’t going to play, so perhaps could be available on the cheap. With the right assurances about game time and the chance to get himself back into England contention?

Is Man United Target Wan-Bissaka Worth 50m

After a more than an impressive first season, Crystal Palace star full back Aaron Wan-Bissaka has unsurprisingly received interest from a host of top flights clubs.

The 21-year-old fullback holds an impressive resume boasting the second most interceptions and, the third most tackles out of any other player in the 2018/2019 season.

Illustrating his talent, Wan-Bissaka has demonstrated he epitomises the modern full back. With United’s reported opening bid of £25m likely to be rejected, one would expect Palace to ramp up the price on his head to a figure at least around the 50m mark. The fact he is English will add weight to the price tag, bearing in mind the amount of money homegrown players currently exchange hands for in the Premier League.

However, does just one breakthrough season justify the inflated price tag?

Perhaps if United are not willing to pay, other clubs may not hesitate to pay the expensive sum. Thus, leaving Solskjaer to not risk taking any chances, especially since Antonio Valencia’s departure has left a space at RB and Diego Dalot’s recent performances defiantly suggest he could do with some friendly competition. With Manchester City chock-full of full backs and Chelsea stranded in a transfer ban, United may be at the forefront to sign the young prospect.

Amid the state the Red Devils are in, is Solskjaer willing to risk out on losing a seemingly promising player. It is impossible to say Wan-Bissaka is worth £50m after just one season, however, if United do not pay this maybe someone else will. Although you would think United could outbid rivals Spurs and Arsenal in a bidding war.

Let’s also remember United paid circa £30m for Luke Shaw four years ago, and City will often pay £40 – £50 for full backs. At 21 years of age, he may not be worth the extortionate sum, but in modern market conditions, the risk of not meeting this amount could mean United could miss out on one of England’s hottest prospects.