Negotiations continue between Crystal Palace and Manchester United for the transfer of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, but the Eagles’ £50million valuation is far from being matched.
Wan-Bissaka established himself as a crucial member of the first-team at Selhurst Park this season which has drawn links with top six trio Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and United.
The latter appear to be in pole position at the moment with talks underway but are currently baulking at how much Palace are wanting them to cough up for their most prized asset.
According to James Robson of the Evening Standard, Palace value Wan-Bissaka at £50m, double the £25million offer United have already had rejected this summer.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is in dire need of a new right-back following the release of club captain Antonio Valencia and the 21-year-old fits the mould of players United are targeting perfectly.
The Red Devils are thought to be focusing on signing young, British stars to kick-start a rebuild under Solskjaer, rather than the traditional ‘shirt sellers’ strategy which has ultimately flopped in recent years.
Palace are right to value Wan-Bissaka so highly and it remains to be seen if any club, nevermind United, will offer the right amount this summer.
Key statistics defining Aaron Wan-Bissaka's incredible season
129 tackles (3rd in Premier League)
Wan-Bissaka completed the third-most tackles out of every other player in the league this season (129), behind Ndidi (143) and Gueye (142).
84 interceptions (2nd in Premier League)
The 21-year-old made 84 interceptions in the league this season, just two less than Watford’s Capoue (86) who made the most.
Despite only properly breaking into the Palace first-team this season, Wan-Bissaka quickly became crucial in Hodgson’s plans and played in 35 of the club’s 38 league games.
Despite playing as a right-back, one of the most active positions in the modern game, he only committed 23 fouls throughout the whole season.