Aaron Wan-Bissaka revealed to be a boyhood Manchester United fan as he is pictured in a throwback family snap ahead of £50m summer move from Crystal Palace to Old Trafford
- Aaron Wan-Bissaka is closing in on a £50million move to Manchester United
- Although at Palace for his whole career, defender is a boyhood United fan
- A throwback photo has been unearthed, showing him wearing a United shirt
- He is sitting alongside his brother, mother and father in the old family snap
Crystal Palace star Aaron Wan-Bissaka is closing in on a £50million move to Manchester United – the club he supported as a young boy.
Wan-Bissaka came through the Eagles’ south London academy, but a throwback family photo has emerged which reveals his first love to be United.
Sitting on his mother Elizabeth’s knee, the 21-year-old right back is alongside his brother Kevin and his dad Ambroise, with the young boys both wearing United’s famous red colours.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka (circled) has been pictured wearing a Manchester United shirt as a boy
The Palace star will soon complete his dream £50million move to play for Manchester United
The photograph may come as something of a surprise to Palace fans — the club where he has played all his football, both youth and professional — but will certainly endear him to United fans as he prepares to head north.
Wan-Bissaka got a private jet to Manchester on Wednesday afternoon, where he will now complete a medical and finalise personal terms ahead of his big-money move.
The England Under 21 international will reportedly sign a five-year deal, with the option of a sixth, at United, worth around £80,000-a-week in wages.
This represents a huge increase on his £10k-a-week deal at Palace, where he has only played one full season of Premier League football.
Sportsmail understands United will pay an up-front fee of £45m, with a further £5m in conditional add-ons after the Old Trafford hierarchy agreed a deal with Palace.
The move will be Manchester United’s fifth biggest ever, behind Paul Pogba (£89m), Romelu Lukaku (£75m), Angel di Maria (£59m) and Fred (£52m).
Wan-Bissaka impressed for Palace last season in his first full campaign of top-flight football
The England U21 international scooped three gongs at the club’s end-of-season awards night
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