Real Madrid have reportedly set their sights on Manchester United right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka over a move in the summer transfer window.
According to a report by Spanish outlet OK Diario, Aaron Wan-Bissaka is the subject of interest from Real Madrid over a possible transfer in the summer transfer window. Manchester United will demand €70 million in exchange for the 23-year-old defender.
Wan-Bissaka joined Manchester United from Crystal Palace in the summer of 2019 in a €55 million deal. Since then, he has become a mainstay at the back for the Premier League heavyweights, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer coveting him highly in his squad.
Till date, the 23-year-old has turned out 83 times for Manchester United, even chipping in with 2 goals and 7 assists. While his offensive game has a lot to develop, his defensive prowess has seen the youngster being rated as one of the best full-backs in England. His progress has alerted Real Madrid over a possible summer switch.
Real Madrid are reportedly set to enter the market for a right-back in the summer, with Alvaro Odriozola being placed on the transfer list by Zinedine Zidane. In addition, Lucas Vazquez, who has been a revelation in defence this season, is at odds with Los Blancos over a new contract and could depart the Spanish capital on a free transfer.
That leaves Dani Carvajal as the only option at Zidane’s disposal and with the Spanish international suffering a spate of injuries lately, it is imperative for Real Madrid to sign a right-back this summer. To that end, Wan-Bissaka has emerged as a target for the Merengues, whose board views the Manchester United superstar as a priority for the upcoming window.
In particular, Los Blancos value his defensive acumen, which is comparable to Ferland Mendy while also seeing his shortcomings in the final third as something that can be improved. But, Real Madrid will have to pay the big bucks if they want to prise Wan-Bissaka away from Manchester United, who will only let the 23-year-old leave if a suitor pays €70 million to acquire his services.
Such a valuation might prove to be a hindrance for Real Madrid, who have been reluctant to spend big amid the coronavirus pandemic. What now remains to be seen is if the Spanish giants do end up paying €70 million to land Wan-Bissaka, or if he ends up staying put at Manchester United.