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 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.