Crystal Palace: £27m star allowed to leave amid Selhurst Park links

Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira applauding

Crystal Palace could fail in their bid to seal Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s return to Selhurst Park as the right-back is keen to remain at Manchester United, according to Daily Express journalist Ryan Taylor.

Patrick Vieira led the Eagles to a 12th place Premier League finish during his first season at the helm, but it appears he has already set his sights on welcoming reinforcements to south London.

What’s the latest news involving Wan-Bissaka?

Palace are understood to be considering a move for Wan-Bissaka ahead of the summer transfer window opening for business next month.

Their hopes of capturing the 24-year-old have seemingly increased as, according to Sky Sports, Manchester United are willing to sanction his departure from Old Trafford.

Although Wan-Bissaka made 26 appearances this season, the report suggests the Red Devils would prefer to offload the right-back on a permanent basis but will not rule out a loan move provided the agreement includes an obligation to buy.

It comes as Manchester United enter a new era, with Erik ten Hag moving into the dugout following the end of Ralf Rangnick’s interim reign.

While Wan-Bissaka does not appear to feature in ten Hag’s plans, his current employers are in a strong negotiating position thanks to the £27million-rated star’s £90,000-per-week contract still having two years to run and the Red Devils boasting the option to extend the agreement by another 12 months.

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What has Ryan Taylor said about Wan-Bissaka?

Taylor believes it is unlikely that Wan-Bissaka will be heading back to Palace ahead of the 2022/23 season getting underway.

The journalist understands the former Eagles star has set his sights on breaking back into the first-team picture at Manchester United.

Taylor told GIVEMESPORT: “I’m not sure how attainable Wan-Bissaka is because if United are going to loan him out, they’re going to be looking for a significant obligation or option to buy.

“Messages coming from Wan-Bissaka’s side is that he would prefer to fight for his place at United anyway, so I’m not even sure he will leave even though United are open to getting rid of him.”

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How did Wan-Bissaka perform in his first spell at Palace?

Having come through the Palace ranks, Wan-Bissaka went on to make 46 appearances for the senior squad.

He also showed he can be a threat going forward by chipping in with four assists along the way, while 2018/19 proved to be his breakthrough season as he made the right-back berth his own and only missed three Premier League fixtures.

Wan-Bissaka’s consistent form resulted in Manchester United forking out £50million in order to take him to Old Trafford.

He comfortably remains the most expensive departure from Selhurst Park in Palace’s entire history.

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