Aaron Wan-Bissaka Set To Undergo Medical With Manchester United This Week

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It has been speculated that this week will be a crucial one for Manchester United with the club looking set to complete a majority of their intended deals before pre-season training and touring commences in July.

While the tone so far this window has been a bit discouraging, there may be light at the end of the tunnel.

The Red Devils continue to be linked with a wide variety of names but as the news trickles in it has become more and more likely which players may still be Old Trafford-bound and which ones are already beyond pursuing.

One of their biggest targets may now be all set for a move.

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According to Goal, Aaron Wan-Bissaka is set to undergo a medical with Manchester United after the England-U21s return from their European Championships later this week.

Crystal Palace have reportedly agreed to a £55 million transfer fee for the young right-back, which will make him the most expensive full-back in Premier League history.

With this transfer, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have secured another crucial spot at Old Trafford as their right-back spot often seemed lackluster last season with Ashley Young at the helm of the pecking order.

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Interestingly, it was Diogo Dalot who was signed last campaign to potentially fill this very spot. The Portuguese full-back is 20 years of age, just a year younger than Wan-Bissaka. It will be interesting to see how these two youngsters are able to compete at the spot. Wan-Bissaka has certainly shown brilliance at Palace which also made him a strong target for many names.

While Dalot was brilliant in many games last season, he was largely used on the attacking front and his defensive ineptness was becoming quite obvious.

United are used to a traditional style that relies heavily on full-backs providing strong crosses and if and when this transfer is secured, a return can be made to that highly successful style.