Manchester United have completed the signing of right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace on a five-year deal with an option to extend for a further year.
The club announced the signing of the 21-year-old on Saturday in a deal that will reportedly cost them £45m plus £5m in add-ons.
Wan-Bissaka becomes United’s second signing of the summer after the acquisition of Daniel James from Swansea.
After the deal was wrapped up, Manchester United manager praised the youngster’s talent, expressing confidence that he would improve the Red Devils’ squad.
“Aaron is one of the best upcoming defenders in the Premier League. He has the right work ethic, talent and mentality to play for Manchester United and he fits exactly the type of player that we are looking to bring into the squad to help us improve and push on further.
“Aaron is a young, hungry player and eager to learn and that’s important at his age. I am delighted he has signed with us and we look forward to continuing his tremendous development so far.”
The defender himself expressed his delight at signing for the Old Trafford outfit.
“It’s an unbelievable feeling and an honour to call myself a Manchester United player and something I know that only a small number of players have the privilege to say,” Wan-Bissaka told Manchester United’s website.
“I can’t wait to get going and integrated into the squad. I will have a short break now after the European Championships but I’m looking forward to starting training with the manager and my new team-mates on the pre-season tour.”